What Is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding Pensacola is not something a lot of people in the Pensacola area would have heard of before. But, stump grinding is a regular arborist or tree surgeon service.
The truth is that this is a rather new tree surgeon technique that has not been available for a particularly long time. Still, it is one of the most useful techniques that has been added to our portfolio as tree surgeons in recent years.
What You Need To Know About Stump Grinding
It may not have a particularly friendly or pleasant ring to it, but stump grinding is a very useful tree service in whatever way you choose to look at it. If you have ever had a tree fall down in your garden and you have been left with a stump, you will appreciate what we are talking about.
A tree stump in your garden, will not only look unsightly, but it can also be dangerous. You can trip over it and it can, in general, present a hazard in your garden.
You may think that you can design around it and incorporate it into your garden, but that is seldom the case. No matter what, a tree stump in your garden will not add to its attractiveness or make it more environmentally friendly.
Do Small Insects Live In Tree Stumps?
We are often advised to leave fallen logs or trees and let nature do its job. Small insects will eventually move in and start to break down any logs. But, this is not true for tree stumps. In the vast majority of cases, they just become an eyesore and do not attract insects that will benefit your garden.
In fact, as tree stumps start to rot down, they are much more likely to cause problems and may encourage the growth of fungi spores. Some types of fungi can infect and damage the rest of your healthy trees.
What Is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding is achieved by using a special tool that chips away the stump that is left after tree removal. It does not take away the roots. Instead, it slowly breaks down what is left on the surface.
There are different types of stump grinding tools. Some tree stumps that are larger than others may need to be removed by a vertical stump grinding tool. But, you can also use a smaller tall for smaller stumps.
Both do the same job but the process may take longer using a smaller tool.
After the process has been completed, the wood chips left can be removed from your garden or you can use them as chipping material for your flower beds.
Should I Hire A Stump Grinder?
Sure, there are DIY tool shops that are happy to hire out stump grinders. However, you should be aware that this is a very advanced tool. To many, the process may seem straightforward and easy to complete.
But, stump grinding is something that requires a degree of skill and experience. If you have not done it before, it is one of those jobs that is best left to the professionals.
When you take your time into consideration, it may, in fact, be cheaper to let a qualified and certified arborist remove the stump the tree felling process left behind.
Do I Need To Get The Stump Removed Right Away?
After we have felled a tree for you, there is no need to have the stump removed immediately. We understand that many homeowners are attached to their trees and often like to have something of them.
There are ways in which you can decorate and incorporate your tree stump as part of the garden. Perhaps the most useful way is to turn into a birdtable for low level or ground-feeding birds.
Simply put a terracotta plate on the stump and start feeding the birds. But, you should be aware that feeding garden birds at a low level in your garden may also attract less welcome critters. For instance, rats and snakes are fond of visiting low bird tables.
If you have a cat, he or she may also show some interest. You are in many ways providing him with a dinner plate full of living delicacies.
Will My Tree Stump Regrow?
There are some trees that will successfully regrow from tree stumps, but they are not very common in the Pensacola area of Florida. Mainly Willow trees, Cottonwoods, Elms, and Ficus trees grow back from stumps.
In other words, it is not very likely that your tree stump is going to grow back. A better option is to remove it and invest in another tree.
Do you have an unsightly tree stump in your garden? If you do, please feel free to give us a call. We are happy to take a look and see if we can remove it for you. Don’t worry, the ground around the stump will not be damaged.
If you don’t want to keep any of the wood chippings produced from the stump grinding procedure, we will make sure that we remove them before we leave your home.
Please contact us today to learn more about our Tree Services in Pensacola.