While stumps may not cause problems at first, they will start to decay over time, eventually causing issues to your yard and home.
A rotting stump can attract pests like termites or carpenter ants. It can also be an eyesore and could affect your property value. The stump or roots could damage your mower if you accidentally roll over them. Also, if you want to plant new trees nearby, you won’t be able to as long as the stump and roots are in the way.
Removing or grinding the stump is the best way to avoid these problems.
Stump grinding vs. stump removal
There are two methods to get rid of stumps in your yard; removal and grinding. The best option for your yard will depend on what you plan to do with your landscape.
The stump removal process is the more intrusive of the two. It involves first digging up the stump and then the roots. After the stump is removed, you’re left with a clear area open to any plans you have for your landscape. However, this method does leave behind a large hole that can be an eyesore until it’s filled in.
Stump grinding is much less intensive. In this case, arborists use a machine to shred the stump into wood chips. Grinding is much more efficient than stump removal, however, it doesn’t involve removing the roots, which can limit what you can do with that area afterward.
Experts you can trust
We offer reputable and reliable stump removal services in Long Island. Our tree care experts have been trained and certified in removing all kinds of stumps, so you can rest assured that the quality of service will be above the industry standard. We’ll get the job done safely, efficiently, and right the first time.
To request a free stump removal estimate, contact us or call us at 516-476-7249.