The ABC's of Tree Service: Tips for Everyone

The ABC's of Tree Service: Tips for Everyone

Common Questions Regarding Stump Removal Answered

Roberto Palmer

Once you have opted for tree felling on your property, you then have to eliminate the stump. Some homeowners tend to be under the impression that the remaining stump is harmless, but this is not true. Leaving the stump in pace can lead to disastrous side effects for your yard, and that is why you need to hire an arborist as soon as possible to get rid of it. If you have never had to engage in stump removal before or resume that the stump is harmless, this piece answers a few of the common questions that homeowners have regarding stump removal

Why is stump removal mandatory?

A typical reason why some people will hire stump removal services is that the remnant of the tree is detracting from the kerb appeal of their yard. But this can be viewed as a superficial reason by homeowners that think the stump is adding some rustic charm to their garden. What these homeowners are not taking into consideration is the risks that the remaining stump poses. First, the stump can start to arbour pests since a good number of insects rely on the cellulose on the timber for survival. The biggest threat posed for your home is a termite infestation, so it is best to have the stump removed. Second, the stump can become diseased, especially if the tree itself was infected. As a result, all the plants in your yard could be infected too! So, for the overall safety of your garden, it is mandatory to opt for stump removal.

How is stump removal carried out?

The stump removal process can be carried out in several ways. If the tree was small, then the subsequent stump will be of minimal size too and can be dug out by your arborist. If the stump is quite large, then the arborist can opt for stump grinding, which entails the disintegration of the stump by crushing it. The great thing about the tree grinding method is that the shavings can be collected and reused as mulch. However, grinding does not get rid of the roots. The last removal technique is via chemicals. Holes are bored into the stump, and a chemical formula poured into them. The chemicals soften the stump and its roots, which makes it easier for the arborist to extract the stump and roots manually.

Are all stumps removed in the same way?

Stump removal is not a one-size-fits-all process. Some trees are much harder to eliminate than others are, so your arborist may employ multiple techniques for the same tree. Trees that have extensive root systems, as well as the fibrous variety, have the hardest stumps to eliminate, so the removal process could cost more.


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The ABC's of Tree Service: Tips for Everyone

Taking care of trees can be challenging, and sadly, there is a lot of misleading information on the Internet about the best ways to take care of trees. To try to shed light on these shady organisms, I have decided to start a blog. Hi, my name is Mandi, and I have always loved trees. Through the years, I have built tree houses, travelled to the woods to chop firewood for the winter and trimmed trees to help them survive. It is one of my favourite hobbies and something I have devoted a lot of time and research to. If you want to learn about trees, explore this blog, and thanks for reading!