Removing a tree is dangerous work requiring the knowledge, expertise and equipment of a professional. Many people assume after having a tree removed professionally, the final part of the task, removing the stump, they can do on their own. It’s straightforward, you just dig out the stump then fill in the hole and it’s done, right? Wrong! Stumps stay attached to a tree’s root system, meaning stumps can survive for a long time after a tree has been cut down. An effective way to remove a tree stump is stump grinding. This involves using a machine with sharp teeth on a rotating disc that cuts the stump of a tree into very small pieces.
Interested to learn more about what is involved in the process of stump grinding? The steps involved include:
- Assess the stump and ensure there are no hazards
- Position the stump grinder and begin grinding
- Determine the depth required to ensure correct removal of stump
- Fill the hole created by grinding the stump
- Thorough clean-up of area
Assess the stump and ensure there are no hazards
Removing a stump normally requires a hole larger than the width of the stump itself. Safety is imperative. Before the stump grinding machinery can be bought onsite, a thorough site inspection is performed to assess there are no hazards to the person operating the machinery or working near the area where the stump is.
Position the stump grinder and begin grinding
The stump grinder will be positioned so the rotating disc is over the stump. As the stump is ground it is turned into small wood chips, also known as mulch, which can be used in your garden.
Determine the depth required to ensure correct removal of stump
When grinding a stump, it is important to ensure the stump is ground deep enough it will decay. If the depth is not correct, the tree can grow back, or the stump can attract insects or diseases which can spread to nearby vegetation.
Fill the hole created by grinding the stump
After grinding the stump, for safety, it is important the hole left is filled with the mulch produced. Depending on the kind of tree stump that was ground, this hole can be a significant depth. Filling this hole in, will leave you with a clean space to work with for new plantings or paving.
Thorough clean-up of area
Once the job is complete, there will be no trace of the tree stump at all. A thorough clean-up will be performed leaving the area neat and tidy.
Call ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal, Yard Clean-up for a FREE quote today
Ray at ARMAC Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean-up is only a call away to assist you with all your stump grinding, tree pruning, tree removal, earthworks and yard clean up needs.
For a quick, no fuss and free quote – ring Ray on 0448 442 477 today and receive a friendly and professional service.