There are 2 parts to every tree. There is everything you see above ground and then there is everything under. Cutting a tree down is relatively easy compared to trying to remove the root system. If you have ever tried removing weeds or a tall plant from its roots you know just how hard it can be! Now imagine removing the roots of a 30ft tall tree. IT CAN BE DONE but the larger the tree the less viable of an option you have.
Grinding It Out
The first method for removing a tree stump is by grinding down the stump as much as possible ideally we aim to go 4inches to 6 inched below the soil level to provide you the opportunity to let the stump out more thoroughly a but more then allow you to plant grass over it. Grinding your stump is a little more costly of a method but will looks the cleanest
Digging It Out
This is the most labor intensive method for removing a stump but it is also much quieter, less messy and less dangerous (in regards to chips flying and using a grinder) than a stump grinder. This method will ensure the stump is removed down to the roots with the heart of the stump completely removed. The downside of this method is it tends to leave more damage to the solid with the necessary digging. This may not be a problem depending on where you tree is located.
With the option of digging out the stump this is the more economical option up to a certain size diameter tree. once the diameter of the main trunk exceeds 16in, stump grinding should be considered.
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