Stump grinding is the fastest and most effective way to remove tree stumps. This service uses a stump grinder, or a powerful grinding tool that removes tree stumps by grinding the wood into chips using a rotating cutting disc. Stump grinders may be as large as a lawn mower or even a commercial truck to handle tree stumps of any size.
Why Remove a Tree Stump?
After a tree has been removed or fallen, you are left with an unsightly tree stump. Aside from the aesthetic consideration, there are several important reasons to have a stump professionally removed:
- A stump can cause new tree growth. Sometimes many new trees will sprout up around the stump. This can detract from your landscaping and it can be expensive to remove the sprouts. These tiny trees will also leech nutrients from nearby plants and their root system may become extensive, potentially damaging your foundation.
- Stumps are a hazard. Stumps represent another hazard in your lawn that you must maneuver around when you walk or mow the lawn. They can also be a tripping hazard.
- Stumps take up space. What could you do with that space without the stump? Don’t give up valuable real estate to the remains of a dead tree.
- Stumps attract pests. A stump can take years to rot away. The rotting wood will attract many pests, including beetles, ants, and termites. These pests can eventually spread to your home.
Stump grinding is usually charged per diameter with a minimum price of around $100. The diameter is measured at the stump’s widest point that is visible above ground which may include visible roots. The typical cost is $3 to $4 per inch, and you may qualify for a discount if you have more than one stump to remove.
Do you have an unsightly stump on your property? Contact us today for a quote on stump grinding in Sacramento.