Large stumps are often left behind after an old tree is taken down, disrupting daily life and presenting a potential nuisance for a long time if left unattended. Things only get worse if you wait, as the stump could begin to rot and attract insects of various kinds, or even snakes and rodents. The only way to permanently remove the stump is to call a qualified company like Martin’s Tree service to grind it down with machinery, as any attempts to do so with small tools are bound to fail. After stump grinding is performed professionally and thoroughly, your lawn will be completely flat and all traces of the dead tree will be gone, freeing you to plant new trees or rearrange the space in any suitable way.
Stump Grinding Completes the Tree Removal Process
Tree removal crews cut down the trunk and haul it away, but they typically don’t bother with the stump, since their equipment is inadequate for that task. A portion of the tree, up to 6-8 inches high, remains protruding from the ground, acting as an obstacle that prevents you from using that part of your property for any practical purpose. It is necessary to call in a specialized team equipped with a grinding machine to safely remove the stump from the ground and return the location to its original condition. In this way, even the hardiest stumps can be broken down into tiny pieces and cleared out of the way.
Stump Grinding is a Demanding Procedure
Grinding is done in multiple stages, as the grinding machine can only peel off a single, thin layer no wider than two inches at a time. It takes a while to get to the bottom, even when using state-of-the-art technology and relying on on well-trained operators. A rotating cutting wheel on the front part of the machine is taken back and forth across the entire surface of the stump, slowly grinding it into mulch that can be easily wiped away. It is important to be patient and clean up the stump well below ground level so that no sharp pieces remain close to the surface. At Martin’s Tree Service, we use equipment that clears out as much as 18 inches beneath grade.
Repurpose Your Backyard
Once the grinding process is completed, all that’s left from the bothersome stump will be a small pile of mulch that has to be picked up and thrown away. Cleared out space will again be suitable for any use you had in mind – you can pave it over, plant grass or put a picnic table in the place once occupied by the tree. Stump grinding will let you have full control over your yard, without constraints posed by long-dead trees still bothering you from underground. The surface of your yard will be perfectly smooth and absolutely safe to deploy in a new capacity.
Need Stump Grinding in Waterloo Region? Call Martin’s!
When you work with a reliable stump removal company like Martin’s Tree Services, you can rest assured the job will be done the right way. Our skilled technicians can find a way to grind down even those stumps positioned in the least accessible spots and they won’t stop until the last bit of excessive wood is ground down and removed. Our service range covers Waterloo, Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph and the surrounding areas, so don’t hesitate to make a call if you have a stump left over on your property that causes any inconvenience. We charge reasonable prices and make sure that every client is 100% satisfied with our stump removal service.