No matter if you’ve cut down a tree yourself, had a tree knocked down by age or natural elements, or simply inherited it, tree stumps can be a major issue in any outdoor space. Aside from simply not looking great, stumps on any size cause a safety issue for people and animals in the yard and can create an unhealthy environment for your other landscaping. When it comes to grinding down a stump, nothing can beat the knowledge and equipment of a professional.
Instead of cutting out the entire stump and greatly disturbing the surrounding area, stump grinding is an environmentally safe option that promotes movement in the ecosystem. Any good arborist will tell you the importance of leaving the grindings from the sump, as it helps with replanting and further growth in the area, as opposed to an empty stump hole that makes it hard for anything to grow in the future.
Although it may seem like a major annoyance to have to pay someone to grind a stump in your yard, the long-term benefits are nearly indisputable. Stumps often become the homes to animals and other wildlife, which can ruin your landscaping and be difficult on the rest of your plants. An unhealthy stump can continue to spread disease to neighboring trees and bushes, but grinding it down prevents anything from spreading further. Not to mention that caring for and mowing your lawn are much easier after a stump has been ground down. Trust a skilled arborist to grind the stump in the least obtrusive way to provide your yard the facelift and health and safety update it needs.