Stump Grinding


Stump Grinding in North Richland Hills

Maintaining a healthy landscape is a crucial part of life. Our fantastic stump grinding services further enforce our excellent tree removal services. After a tree is removed, a stump is left behind, and it can cause various problems. Some homeowners enjoy the rustic appeal a stump offers, but others see it as an eyesore on their lawn. No matter where you stand, there are several reasons why you should consider removing a stump.

Reasons for Stump Grinding

Left behind and ignored stumps have the potential to cause a lot of problems for your landscape and your family. Potential problems can include:

  1. Tripping Risk

Playing outside is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. The stump might be a great place to host a tea party or to escape the lava, but when someone isn’t paying attention, they might trip over the stump. You and your family could get injured, so it’s best to remove the hazard before disaster strikes.

2. Termites

Termites, carpenter ants, and other various insects like to build large nests in old stumps. Perhaps you think that these bugs are no big deal, especially since they eat the stump. One day they could decide that they don’t like the stump anymore and have a taste for your house and your other healthy plants!

3. Diseases

Molds and fungi thrive in decaying and decomposing environments. Toxic fungi or mold can start to grow out of control as the stump decays. Ignored, or left unattended, the health of the rest of your landscape, you, your family, and your pets are put at risk.

Stump Grinding and Stump Removal

Our professional crew of arborists uses the right equipment to handle any sized stubborn stump.

  1. Stump Removal

By using a stump grinder or chipper, our team of expert arborists will cut the stump into smaller and more manageable pieces and haul them away. This process might leave a shallow hole in your lawn if not filled.

2. Stump Grinding

The most common stump-related service we offer is stump grinding. Stump grinding is the least invasive process of removing a stump. We grind the stump with a grinder until it is a few inches beneath the soil level and then fill the area with the mulch left behind from the stump and dirt. This ensures it blends into the rest of your yard for easier mowing.

3. Stump and Root System Removal

Using a chipper or grinder, we’ll remove the exposed part of the stump and use larger equipment to remove the underlying root system. This method may require us to dig around and cable the stump, so it is easier to pull out by using a truck or tractor. Removing the root system can result in large holes on your lawn, so ask us about how we can fill the area.

DIY Don’ts

Attempting to remove a stump by yourself may seem like the most straightforward and least expensive option, but sometimes things don’t work out that way we want.

  1. Digging it Up

Stump removal becomes a huge issue when you don’t have the right equipment and can often end in severe injuries. A lot of people assume that a regular shovel is enough to dig up a stump; it’s not. Avoid injury and hours of pain by hiring professionals with access to the right equipment to get the job done.

2. Slow-Acting Chemicals

Maybe the most dangerous DIY method, slow-acting stump removal chemicals are incredibly risky. The chemicals can be deadly to people, animals, and other plants. It can take a considerable amount of time to see results, and it can become extremely difficult for you to keep the chemical-related health risks contained, especially when you have curious kids and pets.

3. Burning

A common misconception, many people believe that burning the stump is the best to remove it. However, this method can result in severe issues. It’s incredibly dangerous, and it can result in huge, uncontrollable fires that can cause even more damage to your property. 

If you want to avoid causing further damage to your property, injury and save money, you should call us at North Richland Hills Tree Service Experts. We have the right people and the best equipment to handle the toughest stumps.