Is Stump Removal Necessary?

The process of removing a tree, limb by limb, often takes a lot of time and effort. Once the tree itself is gone, the job is not complete just yet. Now, it’s time to consider your options for dealing with the stump.

Should you leave it in the ground? Should you cut it as close to the ground as possible and then cover it? Should you remove the entire stump? Should you grind it?

If you can’t decide what to do next, here are some points of consideration:

  • It can become a problem over time: At first, you may not have any issue with an old stump in your yard. However, as the days go by and you realize just how big of a nuisance it is, you may begin to consider your options.
  • Old tree stumps can attract insects: Once the stump and tree are separated, the decay process begins. However, this can take many years, which gives insects, such as termites and carpenter ants, plenty of time to setup shop.

Should You Remove or Grind a Stump?

There are pros and cons of both removal and grinding. Understanding the finer details of each process will help you make an informed decision.

Stump removal is more intrusive, as it entails digging deep into the ground to ensure that all roots are removed. Depending on the age of the tree, this can result in quite a bit of damage to the surrounding area. However, there is a benefit: you’re left with a blank slate, as both the stump and the roots are gone for good.

Stump grinding doesn’t cause nearly as much damage, as a powerful piece of machinery is used to grind the old tree into small chips. While it’s more time and cost efficient than removal, the roots of the tree are left intact.

If you’re unsure of how to remove a tree and stump from your yard, don’t tackle the job on your own. Instead, contact us to discuss your options and schedule a consultation. We can visit your property, assess the situation, and provide a plan for moving forward.

Don’t Delay, Call Us for Help

Depending on the type of stump, you may not be able to assess the situation and make repairs on your own. Fortunately, you can contact us for all the assistance you require.

We can visit your home, inspect your tree stumps, and point out any areas of concern. From there, after discussing your options, we can take steps to repair any damage and prevent the same from occurring in the future.

At B&T’s Tree Service, we’re always here to help you clean up! We service Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, East Lake, Odessa, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Belleair, Oldsmar, and all of Pinellas, and Hillsborough County.