Stump grinding is a process using high-powered equipment that chips away at a tree trunk until it’s level or below grade. Many people choose this more affordable and less invasive option over stump removal after they’ve cut down a tree. Depending on your situation, one choice might be more appropriate than the other. Our company owner, an ISA-certified arborist, will help you make the right decision for your home.
Stump Grinding Vs. Stump Removal
When a tree is cut down, it is usually cut pretty close to ground level. From there, a decision has to be made between stump grinding and tree stump removal. If the tree was just dying or dead and needed to be cut down, chances are the roots weren’t causing any problems to your home. In this case, we can perform stump grinding to eliminate any part of the tree above ground and cover it with dirt.
In some cases, roots may be infiltrating your plumbing or foundation and need to be pulled up immediately. Stump removal is a more drastic method that pulls the entire tree bulb and root system out of the ground. The diameter of the tree bulb can be as much as 4 times the diameter of the tree trunk. So tree stump removal of a large tree will result in a large hole in your yard. As long as the roots aren’t causing any problems, we highly recommend stump grinding.
Tree Services by a Certified Arborist
We provide free estimates on stump grinding and all of our services, as well as 24-hour emergency services. Contact a company owned by an ISA-certified arborist for the very best stump grinding in Charlotte, Huntersville, Lake Wylie and all of the surrounding areas.