tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Professional Stump Removal | A Homeowner's Guide To Service

Wesley Perry

Once you have eliminated an unsightly or unwanted tree from your property, you are left with a bulky reminder of what once was in the form of a tree stump. It does not matter if a tree is cut as close to the ground as possible, a tree stump can definitely get in the way when you mow, add landscaping, or add new grass or turf. To get rid of a tree stump, you will likely have to hire a professional stump removal contractor who has the right equipment for the job. Here are a few of the most common questions homeowners usually have about professional stump removal services. 

What kind of stump remover will the professional use?

There are several kinds of tree stump removers. However, most stem from two basic forms: a hand-operated stump grinder that looks a lot like a garden tiller and is manually maneuvered and a large industrial grinder that is towed behind a tractor or truck. Both make use of some type of grinding wheel that spins at a rapid rate to eat away at the tree stump little by little until it is gone. 

Will all of the stump be eliminated?

Great care will be taken to remove as much of the tree stump as possible. However, trees can have root systems that run deep into the ground or extend far from the location of the actual tree stump. Therefore, it is not uncommon for remaining roots to be left behind. The contractor will work hard to eliminate all of the tree stump and roots that are visible. 

Will there be a hole left where the stump was located?

Once the stump is ground out, there will be a hole left. However, most professional services will compact the sawdust that remains into the hole, along with additional topsoil, to help the ground heal over. 

How much does it cost to have a stump removed?

The price you are charged to have a stump removed can vary greatly depending on the size of the stump and where it is located. However, you can expect to pay around $80 to have a smaller stump removed and as much as $300 for a tree stump that is larger in diameter. 

When you know a little more about tree stump removal and what to expect, you will feel much more comfortable with the whole process. If you have additional questions, talk to a stump removal expert for more information. 


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tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Do you love the trees on your property? Are some of the trees looking as if they are not as healthy as they once were? Do the smaller trees get enough sun to grow tall? Sometimes, trees can develop diseases or become infested with insects that can cause them to die. If you catch these diseases and infestations early, you can oftentimes save the tree, or the surrounding trees. To learn what to look for on your trees, visit my website. There, you will find a long list of diseases and the symptoms to watch for to protect your trees from destruction.