How does Tree Stump Removal work?
Like most people, you’d probably like to remove the stump after cutting down a tree in your yard. If you don’t, you’ll continuously have to cut grass around it, and it can be rather unsightly. A tree stump left behind by a large tree can last up to 10 years before it fully takes to rot. The exact amount of time it takes a stump to decay varies depending on the species of tree and the conditions in your yard. In some types of trees, your stump could actually sprout small saplings and begin to grow back.
There are several different ways to remove a stump, but the fastest and most efficient method is to grind it away. The stump grinder or stump cutter removes tree stumps by means of a high speed rotating cutting disk that chips away at the stump wood. The stump grinder incorporates a cutter wheel with fixed carbide teeth. The cutter wheel movements are controlled by an operator to push the cutter wheel teeth laterally through the stump and to raise and lower the cutter wheel. The stump grinder can grind to a depth of 18 inches below surface grade if necessary for full removal of larger stumps.
As the grinder shreds the stump and digs into the ground, you will end up with a loose dirt mulch like debris that will be back filled into your stumps hole. In most cases this decompressed debris will have more volume than the hole itself and will result in extra ground debris above surface grade. It is a good idea to mound the stump ground hole slightly as the grindings will settle a little. The excess grindings my be used to fill holes on your property, used in flower beds, or can be simply hauled away by us at your discretion. Once a stump is ground out you may level off the grinding area with fresh soil and seed or sod the area.
Because the stump grinder incorporates the use of high speed rotating teeth, it is important to thoroughly remove and loose rocks or other objects around the stump. In this same sense, if a stump is situated in a position right next to non removal objects such as a building or sidewalk, the grinder may not be able to fully grind the stump in the area next to these objects.