If you have old and/or big tree stumps left standing in your yard after you have had a tree removed, this can cause a number of problems, including suckering and breeding of fungus. To avoid such problems, you should get rid of the dead stumps by grinding them.
If you are living in Dallas or Fort Worth area, you can call DFWTreeRemoval.com (tree service Dallas) for free quotes. We have years of experience and expertise in providing tree trimming and tree removal service in the area and are equipped to react satisfactorily to your tree removal problems.
Why You Should Not Let the Stumps Standing
If the stump is left in the ground after the tree is felled, it can lead to a “suckering” problem. This means that if the tree is not entirely dead, new shoots will spring up from the roots and the trunk. These shoots develop unevenly and may become an unwelcome addition to your landscape. Once this happens, you will have to call a Stump Grinding team anyway. So, it is better that you grind the stump immediately.
The roots of old trees branch out along good distances underground; therefore, it becomes impossible for you to plant new trees, shrubs and flowers within 10 feet of the stump. This means, if you had plans to replace your old tree with new ones, you would not be able to do that and have them grow a healthy life.
If the stumps are totally dead, they would not form suckers, but they will typically act as breeding ground for a variety of fungus and insects. The root diseases are the cause of these fungus and they may potentially jeopardize the health of your family. If close to your home, the insects can find their way into your house easier simply because they live closer to entrances.
Tree Stump Grinding Methods
There are different methods to remove a tree stump. Whatever the method you select, you must remember that it is always best to uproot the trunk in its entirety. DFWTreeRemoval.com can offer you the best advice on how to remove a tree stump.
In case of smaller trees, we may not need stump grinders and can neatly pull the stump out with a winch. You need to have specialist knowledge for using the tool to help prevent damage to people or property surrounding the stump. However, if you are confident about using the winch and is certain about your safety, you may go the DYI way. Otherwise it is best to leave the job to a tree removal service.
We at DFWTreeRemoval.com may also use mechanical mini-excavators to remove tree stumps if the stumps are not very large. This is especially possible if the trunk is long enough to give leverage during the tree removal. At DFWTreeRemoval.com, we have our own mini-excavators and have many years experience using them.
However, the best way to remove your stumps is to grind them with the help of stump grinders. Tree stump grinding will give you the best and most long-lasting results when it comes to tree stump removal and making use of the yard surrounding the area it was in. The majority of the roots will be ground down. Some of the roots, which escape the grinding, will rot down in a short time and are not a concern. Gardeners should never try to use the grinding machine unless they are completely confident. Attempting to use one without proper knowledge of it’s use can be potentially hazardous.
When you hire DFWTreeRemoval.com services, you will also need to specify how deep you would like the stump will be ground. Generally 8-10″ of grinding is enough if you are looking to simply lay turf over the area. But, if you are planning to replant, we suggest that you grind the stump at least 12 inches deep. Once we grind the stump, there will be a good amount of sawdust left. You will also need to specify what you want do with the sawdust. You can use it to fill the hole at the stump site, use it for other parts of your garden, or you can ask us to remove and take away the sawdust.
If a tree falls or is felled, their stumps need to be removed as quickly as possible to avoid potential hazards. If the trunks are old and big enough, you should call a tree removal service to perform the task of tree stump grinding for you. DFWTreeRemoval.com has been working for years in the Dallas, Fort Worth area and can provide neat, high-quality and reliable work on all stump grinding, tree removal and tree trimming services.
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