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The Ins and Outs of Stump Grinding
Once you have a tree removed from your property, you are going to be left with a stump that needs to be removed. This is when you might consider hiring an Aurora stump grinding company like Tree Service Pros. Getting rid of it will help to prevent fungus growth, termite infestations, and more. You might think that you could just remove the stump yourself, but if you do, you are not going to be able to remove it well, and you may find yourself still having the stump months later. Here’s some common methods people try:
Salting. This is the process of drilling holes into the stump and filling them with salt. It is thought that within a couple of months, the stump will rot. This rarely works and can actually lead to it doing nothing but attracting more insects to your yard.
Liquid remover. You may see liquid stump remover in your local hardware store. The process works by introducing chemicals to the wood, which will make it rot. This does not work either and can actually introduce harmful chemicals into the environment.
Burning. Some people have suggested that you can soak a stump in kerosene and light it on fire to remove it. We do not recommend doing this. In most cases, it only makes the stump last longer. You simply cannot get it hot enough to remove the it completely. Burning the it also poses the risk of the fire getting out and spreading.
Digging. If the tree stump is very small, you may be able to dig it and its roots out. However, this is more than likely not going to happen. Tree roots can grow deep, and unless you have a really strong back, you are not going to get it removed.
Cost of Stump Grinding
The cost of having your stump ground away will vary for several different reasons. These include:
The size of the stump will factor in on how much it will cost to grind it. Tree stumps with a large diameter and large roots will cost more to remove than smaller trees. Root size will also be a factor into our process.
If the stumps are difficult to get to, it may increase the price of the grinding process.
Type of tree
Certain types of trees are harder than other trees. Trees that are harder will take longer to grind, and the price will reflect that.
Condition of the soil
If the soil proves to be hard, this may cause the price to be increased as it will be more difficult to get to the roots.
Your location may be a factor in the price, especially if your property is in a remote area.
What Happens to Roots Left Behind After Stump Grinding?
When you have your stump ground, you may be curious as to whether or not the roots will be removed. If the roots are not removed, your tree could grow back, or the roots could continue to grow under the ground and cause damage.
The standard process grinds away the tree stump, turning it into wood chips. Stump grinding usually goes down at least six inches, which will curb the growth of the roots and block out sunshine. This process will only work well for smaller root systems. If you have a larger tree with a large root system, it will need to be dug out to expose the roots. The grinder will then be able to chop up the roots into wood chips. This method will increase the cost of your tree grinding, but it is a necessity if you want to ensure that there are no more trees growing in that area.
If you are curious about what happens to the wood chips from your stump removal, they can be mixed into the soil and covered with grass seeds. If you have a large number of wood chips, you may want to consider using them as mulch or asking about composting the wood chips.