Stump Grinding & Stump Removal

Tree stumps in the garden not only look unsightly, but also pose various dangers.

Especially in the lawn they are a tripping hazard, especially for children or elderly people. But they also pose an obstacle when it comes to lawn care, and many a lawn mower has been damaged.

In addition, stumps that remain standing are a real magnet for pests. Whether it's termites, ants, beetles and other wood-eating insects, tree stumps are a veritable paradise for them all. That's why it's so important to remove tree stumps, because these pests quickly spread to other trees or buildings.

Tree stumps can also harbor pathogens or diseases. These can quickly spread throughout your yard and spread to healthy plants.

Another reason is to make room for new plantings. In addition, a carefully maintained garden simply looks more beautiful.

As you can see, there are many good reasons to remove tree stumps. If nothing else, tree stumps left standing reduce the value of your property.

There are two methods of dealing with tree stumps. Stump grinding and tree stump removal. The best way to determine which method is right for your yard is to talk to us.

Here is a brief overview of the main differences.

Stump grinding is a frequently used method, simply because it is cheaper

In this method, the so-called stump grinder is used to shred the tree stump. The stump grinder shreds the tree stump into small wood chips. The stump grinder can be used to grind the tree stump down to a few inches below ground level. The remaining wood chips can be used as mulch.

Stump removal involves pulling the entire stump, including the root system, out of the ground. This requires heavy machinery, such as excavators. Tree stump removal is not only a labor intensive and time consuming process, it also leaves a mark on the garden. That is why it is most often used in a landscape redesign.

Pros and cons

Stump grinding leaves a portion that is in the ground, while removing the entire stump leaves no residue. Since stump grinding takes significantly less time and is less labor intensive, it also costs less.

Replanting is also easier with stump grinding, as the remaining wood chips can be mixed with soil. Removing the stump, on the other hand, requires filling the resulting hole with soil.

As you can see, there is a lot to be said for stump grinding in a garden. Let us advise you in detail. Because for the decision is also important, for what you want to use the place afterwards and whether the previous tree had serious diseases.

Either way, no matter what you decide. We at Tree Service Sanford are here for you.When the stump is milled away, it's time to think about what will be new in its place. If he was on the lawn, it is simple. But maybe instead of lawn you want to plant a new tree. We not only cut down trees, but also plant new ones. We'll be happy to advise you on which tree species are appropriate for Maine's climate and for the size of your property. Tree Service Sanford - everything from one source!


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