Removing an old stump while often for appearance, is often also a necessity Tree stumps can be a hazard in your yard if you have kids playing and can damage lawn mowing equipment. If that isn’t enough leaving an old stump can lead to new tree growth. New sprouts can literally start popping up everywhere. An old decaying stump will attract insects to your yard. When you leave stumps in your lawn, the decaying tree takes a long time to rot away completely. While it’s decaying, the stump attracts beetles, termites, ants and other wood-boring pests. You may not mind them in your yard, but they can eventually spread to your home.
Upon removal of a tree an owner may choose to have the stump grinded away. The process of stump grinding is achieved using a high rpm stump grinding machine which processes your stump into fine wood chips which return to your soil as mulch. Stumps are traditionally grinded 8-10” below existing soil grade. Root pruning is often desirable to stop the spread of trouble roots near houses, fences or concrete.