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Is It Better to Remove or Grind a Stump?

If you have recently removed a tree in your back yard and are now thinking about what to do wi the stump, there are a few ways to go about getting rid of it. You can grind it or remove it which essentially have the same end result, but are two different techniques. So, which is the best option for you? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each method to help you make an informed decision.

Everything you need to know about grinding

Grinding a stump is simply the process of using a stump grinder to pulverize the remaining tree stump into wood chips. This method is typically used when the tree was cut down at the base, and there is no longer any trunk left to remove.

Ben from Go Tree Quotes says the main advantage of grinding over removal is that it's much less disruptive to your landscaping. If you've ever seen a tree removal company in action, you know that they can cause quite a bit of damage to your lawn and flower beds. With grinding, there is very little landscape disturbance.

Another advantage of stump grinding is that it's typically much less expensive than removal. The cost of renting a stump grinder can range from $75 to $150 per day, depending on the size of the machine.

The main disadvantage of stump grinding is that it can be a messy and time-consuming process. If you're not careful, wood chips can end up everywhere, and it can take a while to clean up.

Everything you need to know about removing tree stumps

Don't want to see any tree stumps in your backyard? Or want to build over the entire space? Then removing a tree will be a viable option. Removing a tree stump is a costly affair, but a well worthy one of you want to use the space.

The removal will also entail removing the stump and the entire root system.

Here are the advantages of removing tree stumps:

  • Avoiding pests and insects
  • Leaving out tree stumps means the tree will rot which means
  • What happens if you don't grind the stump?
  • When should you remove a stump?
  • Do tree roots continue to grow after the tree is cut down?
  • Does stump removal include roots?
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