Is it Better to Let a Stump Rot or Grind It?
There are many reasons why homeowners might wish to remove a tree from their property. It could be that the tree is diseased and has become a danger to people and buildings, or the tree may be causing damage to sidewalks and foundations, or possibly the tree is just in the way and needs to come down to make room for something else. Whatever the reason, the initial takedown is only the first part of the process. Once the tree is down and the resulting wood is removed, the issue that remains is an unsightly tree stump peeking out above the ground. If left on its own, a tree stump may take up to 10 years to decompose which can certainly put a damper on the plans for the new jacuzzi! Additionally, some homeowners find out the hard way that stumps from certain varieties of trees are prone to explode into a new, unsightly flurry of shoots which require continual pruning. While there are ways to expedite the decomposition process, the fastest way to get rid of a stump is to have it ground down, a process known as stump grinding.
Stump Grinding Portland, Lake Oswego, and More
Stump grinding is the quickest and safest method for eliminating a stump after a tree has been removed, even if it has been awhile since the removal. A stump grinding machine uses a metal toothed wheel to chip away the wood and roots left behind. In the end, all that remains is a mound of loose soil and wood chips. These machines are great for hard to reach places and are far less destructive to the surrounding area than attempting to pull the stump and roots out by excavation.
ArborPro Tree Experts in Portland
With years of experience and the right equipment, ArborPro tree experts are able to tackle the toughest stumps and leave the area ready for anything the homeowner has planned. We can even take extra measures to ensure the surrounding area is not disturbed by the tracks of the stump grinding machine as well as hauling away any debris that is unwanted. If you have an unsightly stump that you would like to see removed, call us for a free estimate. Our professional staff will come up with a detailed plan that will work best for you and your budget. Don’t let a stump get you down!