Patriot Tree Service: Tree Care Tips

Patriot Tree Service’s stump grinding sevice is usually the final phase in a typical tree removal job. We price stump grinding separately because a few homeowners will have us remove a tree and then leave the stump if it’s not in a high traffic part of their yard or have us grind the stump at some point in the future.

Most homeowners opt to have stump grinding done soon after a tree removal simply because they don’t want to look at a stump sticking out of the ground. A stump in your yard can become an eyesore over time, and if it’s in the lawn you have to mow around it every week, in addition it can be a tripping hazard for you, your family, and your guests.

Standard grinding depth is four to six inches below grade to allow grass to grow over the site. Grinding chips can be hauled off or bagged for city pick up at an additional charge.

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There are a lot of reasons to remove a tree stump from your yard

  1. Ants, and other insect pests, love to move in to old tree stumps which increase the odds these insects will eventually move into your house.
  2. Stump removal needs to be done if you want to plant grass or put down sod.
  3. You might need to remove a stump to make room to put up a new fence.
  4. Stump removal might need to be done before landscaping your yard.
  5. Rodents use old stumps as nesting sites.
  6. Stump removal is often necessary before putting in a new patio, sidewalk, driveway, home addition, or garage.
  7. Stump removal is sometimes necessary to improve the drainage in your yard.
  8. Stump removal might need to be done to make way for planting a new tree or shrub.
  9. Removing a stump can reduce, or stop, roots suckers from growing from the tree that was removed.
  10. Bees like to make their nests in old tree stumps.
  11. Stump removal might need to be done before putting in a new pool.
  12. Stump removal is necessary after lot clearing is done and before new construction begins.
  13. A stump grinder can also be used to grind surface roots that are lifting a sidewalk, patio, driveway, garage floor, fence, or are too close to the foundation of your house.

If you already have a stump in your yard there are several options available to you. You can:

  1. Let the stump naturally decay. This process will usually take many years.
  2. Apply hardware store elixirs to “dissolve” the stump away. This too will take several years.
  3. Pull the stump out with a truck.
  4. Dig the stump out.
  5. Burn the stump –if it’s legal where you live.
  6. Rent a stump grinder, and trailer, and grind the stump yourself.
  7. Hire the pros at Patriot Tree Service to grind out the stump!

If you have more questions about our stump grinding and more tree services
call 214-629-2326 or send us an Email today to get your FREE estimate!