A stump is what remains after a tree has been cut down. It’s not a pretty site and can take up space in your lawn -and create an obstacle when mowing! A stump grinder is a tool that is used to remove it. They come in different sizes and can grind the stump down to 12 inches below the ground. Once the stump is removed, it can be replaced with another tree or with regular grass. Either way, there are no more unsightly stumps nor obstacles to go around when mowing your lawn. In order to grind the stump, you will need to have an array of safety equipment and the proper tools and equipment.
Damp wood termites are attracted to the decaying stumps. Likewise, subterranean termites also find it attractive, like any other wood. They can grow their colonies within stumps. The root system below the stump can be a bridge to these termites’ colonies, where they can spread to your home. Every year, approximately $30 billion in damage occurs from insects. They can devastate your home’s furniture, including antique pieces. Stumps, in addition to termines, can attract beetles, cockroaches, ants. Larger stumps even draw snakes, squirrels, and racoons. Leaving a stump in your yard can place your home, and sometimes your family in danger.
One thing that can occur if you do nothing with your stump is sprouting. Sprouting occurs when the root system is still viable and sprouts come up above ground from the roots. Until the stump and its roots are taken care of, this will be a continuous problem that could possibly interfere with any pipes you have in the ground.
If you do nothing with your stump, it will eventually decompose. However, it will take approximately 10 years for the stump to completely decompose. If you don’t mind running the risk of attracting insects and even termites or mowing around a stump for the next ten years, leaving it decompose could be up you alley. However, hiring a Bucks County stump grinding service will only take a very short amount of time one afternoon.Stump Grinding Vs Stump Removal
You may think stump grinding and stump removal are the same thing, but they are most definitely not. Stump removal, typically, is someone pulling the stump and roots directly from the ground using a truck or heavy equipment. This leaves a huge hole in the ground that can be dangerous for your family and pets.
Stump grinding requires skills and management. A professional has experience and knowledge when it comes to trees and stump grinding. They will work with you to plan the removal of the stump and how to best take care of what is left after the grinding is done. Whether it is to replace the stump with a tree or to place sod in its place. The removal of the stump will ensure that insects and other pesky animals cannot take up residence in the rotting stump and the roots of the stump are managed. Hiring a professional ensures that the job is taken care of safely and efficiently leaving your home look beautiful and well kept.