Although a tree stump on your property may not appear to be significant, it can pose a danger to your yard’s well-being and your family’s safety. Children and pets are at risk of serious injury due to tree stumps, which are significant tripping hazards. In addition, they impede lawn maintenance by requiring extra care during mowing and frequent weeding to prevent overgrowth. Furthermore, they detract from the aesthetic appeal of your yard.
If you need to remove a stump from your yard, whether you’ve recently removed a tree or have been dealing with a tree for a while, let the experts here at Harford Tree know. We can help you decide the best path, but most commonly, we recommend two methods of removing stumps: stump pulling and stump grinding. So what’s right for you? Let’s take a closer look at stump pulling and stump grinding.
We understand that homeowners may feel tempted to take matters into their own hands when it comes to removing stumps from their property. However, we strongly advise against attempting to grind or remove a tree on your own. These methods are complex and require professional machinery to be carried out safely and effectively.
This popular method of stump elimination involves the use of a powerful machine to grind the stump down to the desired height, creating a seamless and natural-looking landscape. However, it’s important to note that even though this technique takes care of the visible remains of the tree, it does leave the tree’s roots behind. These roots may produce sprouts or fungi, or even cause the tree itself to regrow. While the roots will eventually decay, the process can take up to ten years.
Pros: Quick/efficient, not as intrusive, environmentally friendly, creates a clean slate, more economical
Cons: Tree roots remain behind, could be messy unless you partner with the right professionals
The other option to consider is stump removal, sometimes known as “stump pulling,” which involves the complete eradication of the tree from the roots up. It’s important to note that stump removal can be a fairly intrusive process that requires heavy force, so it’s essential to hire a qualified arborist to ensure the job is done safely and effectively.
While stump removal does effectively eliminate the stump altogether, it can create a significant hole in your yard, which can be even more hazardous than the stump was. However, it’s possible to fill in the hole and ensure that your yard is left looking tidy and safe.
Pro: Removes both the tree and roots which makes it quicker, and prevents possibility of regrowth
Cons: Usually costs more and is more intrusive, can leave large holes, less environmentally friendly
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.