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What is Stump Grinding and Why is It Important?

From time to time, and for many different reasons, trees must be removed, generally using a professional service. However, what is left behind is an unsightly tree stump that won’t go away on its own. In order to get rid of this problem, you will need to enlist a stump grinding service. Never heard of that? Here is more information about what it is and why it is an important thing to keep in mind.

What is Stump Grinding?

When a tree is removed, the stump is generally left behind because it would be nearly impossible to pull it up by the roots in order to get it out of the ground. If you have had one sitting on your property for very long, you probably want it gone. However, it is not something that you can do on your own. It is a job that is best left to a professional.

Stump grinding involves the use of a machine called a stump grinder that chips away at the stump via a rotating cutting disk that grinds the wood into small chips. These machines can vary in size between a lawn mower and a truck, depending on the size of the stump being removed. While it is possible to rent a stump grinder and take care of it on your own, it is a dangerous job and because you don’t know how the wood will react, you may find yourself in trouble in a hurry. It is always best to leave this task to a professional who knows how to use the grinder and is familiar with the wood being cut.

Why is Stump Grinding Important?

There are many reasons you should consider stump grinding if you have stumps in your yard. First and foremost, they are very unsightly, especially if you are considering selling your home. By removing the stump, you allow your yard to remain looking clean and tidy.

Another reason stump grinding is important is because a stump can be dangerous. Children running around the yard playing may trip over it and be injured, especially if it is particularly hard to see.

Other reasons to consider a stump grinding service include the following:

  • Stumps left in the ground can cause other small trees to grow around it, making it more difficult to keep the yard clean and looking tidy.
  • Stumps can take up precious space in yards that are not very large. By removing them, you open up space for other things, like play equipment or a new seating area.
  • Stumps can cause serious damage to an edger or lawn mower if you are not careful, making it very difficult to take care of the rest of your lawn.

So if stumps are an issue in your yard, call Good Morrow Land Services today for assistance!

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