Having a tree stump on your property may not seem concerning, but they can be a hazard for your family and the health of your property. Stumps are like landmines waiting to trip up your pets or children as they play. They also affect how well your lawn is maintained. Being an eyesore is another reason they should not be left in your yard. If you have recently cut down a tree or if the stump has been lingering in your yard for a while, Five Star Tree Services has a solution for you.
We offer a wide range of tree care, tree removal, and stump removal services. There are two main methods of getting rid of a tree stump, grinding it or removing it, and each with their own benefits. Our highly skilled arborists have put together a short guide detailing each and how they may benefit your yard.
You should always leave stump removal or stump grinding up to a trained arborist. Both stump removal methods require professional machinery that is not intended for personal use. With stump grinding, a machine will be used to reduce the stump to a height that matches the surrounding landscape. This removes the visible part of the tree, but the roots do remain. Sometimes, these roots may cause fungus, sprouts, or even the re-growth of the stump. It may take up to ten years for the roots of a tree stump to completely die.
- Less intrusive
- Visually appealing
- Quick and efficient
- Environmentally friendly
- Leaves you with a clean slate
- More economical than stump removal
- Tree roots linger
- The process can be damaging if not done by professionals
Stump removal or stump-pulling literally removes all of the stumps, including the roots. The process is rather intrusive and makes use of strong force to pull the stump out of the ground. While getting rid of the whole stump via removal gets rid of the issues that plague grinding, it can leave a large, unattractive hole in your yard.
- Gets rid of the stump and the roots
- Prevents the chance of stump re-growth.
- More expensive than grinding.
- The yard damage is visually unappealing.
- The process is more intrusive.
- Less friendly for the environment as the stump must be thrown away
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
Stump grinding and stump removal can free up space and keep your family safe. If you are ready to get rid of the eyesore that is the stump in your yard, we can help. We have been providing quality tree care and stump removal, and tree removal services in Richmond Hill and the Greater Toronto Area for over 10 years. While we always suggest grinding, we are happy to complete removal to get rid of all traces of a stubborn stump. Give us a call at (416) 990-3355 to set up a consultation, get a quote for services, or just to find out more about stump removal.