The obvious benefit to stump grinding is that tree stumps are an ugly obstacle in an otherwise perfect yard. Toxic chemicals or burning can take years to break down a tree stump. Excavation of a stump will tear up the surrounding area and may pull up or damage utility lines. We have done multiple stump jobs for people with excavators and backhoes because they started digging them up and realized that they had no place to put all the stumps with their massive root systems. Even a small stump can take days to remove by hand and is very difficult work. With a stump grinder, the same stump will be gone in minutes. When a stump is dug out, then there is a hole left to fill up. When we grind a stump, there are woodchips left to fill the hole in with.
Tree stumps are often breeding grounds for insects and pests. We frequently see cockroach nests in stumps and have often seen multiple frogs and lizards in stumps. We once even ground a stump that had a snake in the center! A tree cut off at the stump will not always die and can continue to grow. The root system can continue to grow and cause property damage to utilities, driveways, or foundations.
Once the stump has been shredded with a stump grinder, the roots will be severed and nothing will be left to grow. After removal of the wood chips, topsoil can be added so grass will grow. Stumps can be a safety hazard as well as a great inconvenience to walk or mow around. When needed, we can grind a stump deep enough that a new tree can be planted in its place.
Our machines are exceedingly better than the rental stump grinders that are offered at various rental equipment stores. You will save both time and money by calling us to handle your stumps. With the high stump grinder rental cost, you risk both your safety and your cash if you take a chance by renting one. More than likely, a rental stump grinder will not have enough power or sharp enough teeth to complete the job.