The outcomes of stump grinding and removal are very similar but the difference lies in the process.
Many times, if a tree is not totally removed, roots and all, the stump remains. There are two ways to remove it and our team at Ashem can determine the best method.
Stump grinding is a less expensive solution than stump removal. The process is relatively simple and, unlike stump removal, it does not involve digging deep into the ground, which will affect your overall landscaping. Stumps are simply ground down to approximately 6-12 inches below the ground, depending on the size of the tree. The underlying roots are not removed.
Stump removal involves removing the entire stump, including its roots. Stump removal can be a significantly lengthier process because it is more complex. The “root ball” of a stump is usually quite large and grows deep in the ground. Removing it will affect your landscaping, even when the job is complete and the hole is filled.
It is important to either grind or completely remove tree stumps because they can attract bees, snakes, ants and even termites who like to feed on dried and rotted wood. The underlying roots of stumps can also interfere with swimming pools, walkways, underground plumbing and more, if left without proper maintenance.
The best way to determine whether to remove a stump or to grind it down is to schedule a tree examination. Our team will give you our expert advice. Most of the time, grinding will be the preferred option since it removes the problem with the least amount of disruption to your landscaping and property. Don’t try to guess or handle this yourself. We are your trusted partner!