Stump Removal – Get Rid Of That Ugly Stump
Facts on Stump Removal
We regularly dig stumps for several reasons after a tree has been removed:
- Aesthetics – Removing the stump allows new grass or small plants to be added in the same spot the stump would otherwise be seen and improves the beauty of the space.
- Safety – Stumps can cause a hazard if left in a high traffic area and are not ground level.
- Construction – If building or construction is being done over the site, it’s important the stump doesn’t impede the process.
When requesting a stump to be removed we need to be sure there are no electrical, communication wires and or gas lines nearby. Sprinkler systems or an electrical underground fence for pets can also be an issue. If you have information regarding these, pass that along to the Arborist helping with the service. Often, we must call in locates for this service to protect ourselves and our clients.
There are four ways we can leave a stump after doing the grinding:
- Leave the mess with no clean up
- Rake the chips into a single pile on top of the stump
- Clean up the chips and leave chips in the hole and level
- Clean up the chips and leave the hole dished out ready for topsoil
On average, stumps are only dug approx. 6-8 inches below grade. This means that it’s not advisable to add a large tree or plant directly over the removed stump. If you must put a tree in the same spot, please let us know because this will require a much deeper and more involved removal process.