After having a tree removed, you are often left with an eyesore. Amarillo Service Team offers a wide range of tree services, from initial removal to stump grinding. If you have had a tree removed, the next step is stump grinding.
Tree stumps can cause a variety of issues for property owners. Leaving a tree stump can distract from the curb appeal of your home. This is often the first issue associated with an underground tree stump. Unfortunately, it is not the biggest problem a stump can cause. Depending on the plans of the property owner, tree stumps can be in the way or even be a safety concern. Tree stumps left too near walkways, driveways, or play areas could potentially be dangerous. Visitors or children could trip over stumps, causing injuries. If further landscaping is desired, the stump could prohibit new tree and plant growth. Tree stumps can also attract unwanted pests. Carpenter ants and termites are often attracted to dead stumps. As tree stumps decompose, harmful fungi could spread to other vegetation, ruining existing landscaping. New tree growth often sprouts from stumps left behind. The best way to eliminate all of these potential problems is to grind tree stumps that have been left behind after a tree removal.
Removing tree stumps can be a challenging task. In some cases, using an excavator to remove a stump can be an option. Excavators cause major damage around the stump area and are expensive. In addition, excavating tree stumps is not recommended when stumps are near structures. Excavation services can ensure removal of nearly all major tree roots, but it is expensive. If there are lots of stumps or a major landscaping project is planned, this can be worth the effort and money. Otherwise, stump grinding is a much less invasive removal option that is also more cost effective.
Stump grinding eliminates unsightly tree stumps on the property without damaging landscaping. Holes left after stump grinding are generally smaller than excavated holes. The holes are easily filled with dirt and wood chips. The holes can also be easily covered with sod or grass. Stump grinding can be done almost anywhere, even near structures and other vegetation. When grinding a stump, it is turned into wood chips which can be left at the site, removed, or used over other areas of the property. Afterward, there will only be a small area to patch or sod, and the tree will not grow back.
While waiting for a tree stump to fully decompose may sound like a less costly solution, a tree can take twenty years or more to rot and decompose naturally. In the meantime, ants, bugs, disease, fungus, mushrooms, and moss can start to grow on the stump. These natural signs of decomposition can speed the process, but they can also spread to healthy vegetation, causing more damage to the property. It is also likely that new growth will spout from the stump, creating a further eyesore. All of this can be avoided by grinding tree stumps.
A stump grinder is a piece of equipment that has a spinning steel wheel on the front. It grinds the stump, creating small wood chips. Amarillo Service Team takes the necessary steps to safely and effectively grind stumps on your property. Protective mats and barriers are used to protect nearby structures and stump holes are filled with dirt and wood chips. The protective barriers used help eliminate the potential mess caused by stump grinding. Amarillo Service Team is familiar with the grinding equipment, and they are properly trained in order to keep the area and those nearby safe. Stumps can take anywhere from fifteen minutes to two hours to effectively grind. The time depends on the size and location of the stump.
If you have an unsightly or diseased tree stump on your property, it is time to call the experts at Amarillo Service Team. They can effectively grind your tree stump and improve the look of your property in no time.