Once a tree has been removed, there’s going to be an unsightly stump left if arrangements aren’t made to eliminate it. Stump grinding is a process that removes the remainder of a tree after it’s been removed. The procedure is also effective if a tree had snapped off in a storm by a professional tree lopper Melbourne.
Many people confuse stump grinding with tree removal Diamond Valley. With stump removal, the remaining part of the tree and roots are pulled or pushed out of the ground with heavy equipment. It will leave a large hole in the ground and soil will need to be brought in to level the ground. Grass will also need to be planted.
Stump grinding is a process that removes stumps by smoothing them off below the soil line where they’re left to naturally decay. No hole is left in the lawn, no fill dirt is required, and grass eventually grows over where the stump was located. Many homeowners take a do-it-yourself approach in which they employ a chainsaw to chip away the remaining wood. It’s a method that can be extremely dangerous and result in injury.
If a stump is cut close to the ground but not removed, it’s a trip and fall hazard for anyone walking through the lawn. Stumps can be especially dangerous for the elderly and young children. If a neighbor or visitor injures themselves on a stump, it turns into a liability issue.
It’s also easy to forget the stump is there and accidentally hit it with a mower, particularly if it’s only an inch or so above the ground. Stumps can also send out suckers that will eventually grow into new, multi-trunked trees if they’re not constantly cut down. Tree stumps of any size are unsightly, ruin the aesthetics of the property, and can be difficult to maneuver around with a mower.
Stump grinding Melbourne is beneficial for preventing the incursion of insects. A stump can take a considerable amount of time to decay and disappear naturally. During that process, stumps attract insects that can include ants, termites and beetles. If those insects decide to migrate into the home, garage or other outbuildings, it can require significant effort, time and money to eradicate them.
After a tree is removed, stump grinding is a quick, efficient and effective way to ensure that lawns remain safe and pleasing places to spend time. It eliminates the potential for expensive mower repair bills, liability issues, and maintains the aesthetic value of properties.