When it comes to removing a troublesome tree from your property, it is a job that typically requires professional help. This is always the recommended option as cutting down a tree requires expertise, knowledge and professional-grade tools, equipment and materials.
If you’ve already gotten rid of a tree, you should know that the job is not yet over. Just leaving that unsightly stump in your yard can be problematic as it will attract unwanted insects (like mites and ants). Martin’s Tree can mitigate the problem before it exists by grinding and completely removing the stumps! Here’s everything you need to know about stump grinding.
Stump Removal 101
To the untrained eye, removing a stump after a tree has been cut down is a pretty straightforward activity – at least, in theory. One simply needs to dig out a stump from the ground,disposes of it, then fills the hole and job done. That is all easier said than done. The most important thing to remember is that you should never attempt to remove the stump yourself by using tools like an ax or chain saw. Not only is it unnecessary, but it can also be very dangerous to attempt DIY stump removal with such tools, without having the proper knowledge of how the stump will react.
What Are You to Do?
One of the most popular removal methods that exist today is called stump grinding. As the word implies, the process involves a machine called a stump grinder – a mechanical contraption that removes tree stumps by means of a rotating cutting disk that grinds the wood into small chips. You’ll come across a variety of different stump grinder sizes; they range from lawn mower-sizes to truck-sizes. Simply getting your hands on a stump grinder doesn’t mean the job is over, either. You’ll need a professional to operate it properly.
How Does a Stump Grinder Work Exactly?
Grinding away the stump is usually the last step in the process of removing a tree from your property. The tree removal crew will typically leave the remaining stump between 10 and 15 centimetres above the ground in order to be taken care of by the grinder. Depending on the specific design of the grinder, some will have wheels and others will have tracks. Some will be operated by handles on the machine itself while others will be operated with a remote control. The machine will grind around 10 centimetres at a time and the typical stump will be grinded to a depth of between 15 and 20 centimetres below the grade.
Need Help With Removing a Stump? Consult the Pros at Martin’s Tree
Using a stump grinder is the absolute best option for getting rid of stumps that remain after cutting down a tree. But, using a stump grinder can be dangerous if you don’t have any experience or proper training. That is exactly why consulting the professionals at Martin’s Tree Services is your best option when it comes to stump grinding. Not only does the crew at Martin’s Tree have their own grinder, but they are trained to use it professionally. Get in touch with Martin’s Tree Services right away and have the pros remove those stumps from your backyard in no time at all.