Mansfield Stump Grinding


Stump Grinding in Mansfield

Preserving a healthy landscape is an essential part of life. Our impressive stump grinding services further enforce our great tree removal services. After a tree is removed, a stump is left behind, and it can cause various issues. Some homeowners like the rustic appeal a stump offers, but others see it as an eyesore on their lawn. Whatever your preference is, there are several reasons why you should consider removing a stump.

Reasons for Stump Grinding and Removal

Left behind and ignored stumps have the potential to cause numerous problems for your landscape and your family. Potential problems can include:

1. Tripping Hazard

Playing outside is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. The stump might be a great place to play with dolls or jump from, but when you’re not paying attention, you or your family could trip over the stump. Someone could get hurt, so it’s best to remove the hazard before something terrible happens.

2. Bugs

Termites, carpenter ants, and other various insects like to build huge nests in old stumps. Maybe you think that these bugs are no big deal, especially since they eat the stump, they could decide that they have a taste for your house and your other beautiful plants!

3. Diseases

Molds and fungi thrive in decaying and decomposing environments. Toxic fungi or mold can begin to grow wildly as the stump decays. Left unattended, the health of you, your family, your pets, and the rest of your landscape, are put at risk.

Stump Grinding and Stump Removal

Our crew of professional arborists uses the latest equipment to handle any sized stubborn stump.

1. Stump Removal

By using a stump chipper or grinder, our team of expert arborists will cut the stump into smaller and more manageable pieces and haul them away. This method can leave a shallow hole in your lawn if not filled.

2. Stump Grinding

Perhaps the most common stump-related service we offer is stump grinding. Stump grinding is the least invasive and least noticeable process of getting rid of a stump. We grind the stump with a stump grinder until it is a few inches beneath the soil level and then fill the area with the leftover mulch from the stump and dirt. This ensures it blends into the rest of your lawn for easier mowing.

3. Stump and Root System Removal

Using a chipper or grinder, we’ll remove the exposed part of the stump and use larger equipment to remove the underlying root system. This method may require us to dig around and cable the stump or roots to make it less difficult to pull out with a tractor or truck. Removing the root system can result in large holes on your lawn if not filled back in.

DIY vs. Pros

Attempting to remove a stump by yourself may seem like the most straightforward and cheapest option, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way.

1. Digging it Up

Stump removal is a huge issue when you don’t have the right equipment and can often end in injuries. Most people assume that a regular shovel is enough to dig up a stump. We’re here to tell you that it’s not. Save yourself from injury and the resulting pain by hiring professionals with access to the right equipment to get the job done.

2. Slow-Acting Chemicals

Perhaps the most dangerous, slow-acting stump removal chemicals are risky. The chemicals can be hazardous to people, animals, and other plants. It can take a long time to see results, and it can become challenging for you to keep the chemical-related health risks contained, especially when you have curious kids and pets.

3. Burning

A lot of people assume that burning the stump is the easiest way to get rid of it. A common misconception, this method often results in serious issues. It’s dangerous, and it can result in huge, out of control fires that can cause even more damage to your property. 

If you want to save money, avoid further damage to your property, and injury an, you should call us at Mansfield Tree Service Pro. We have the right people and the best equipment to handle the toughest stumps.