Hello and welcome back to the Tree Fellas blog! Today we’re talking about stump grinding. Stump grinding is a landscaping service that you might need if you’ve had a tree cut down recently. You see, tree removal generally leaves a stump behind, which needs to be ground down using special machinery. So why get professional stump grinding? Why not just leave the stump behind? There are a number of reasons why you might want to rid yourself of that annoying tree stump quickly.

To start with, tree stumps aren’t the prettiest things in the world. If you want a garden that looks tidy and well landscaped you probably don’t want an old tree stump poking out of the dirt. If you’re hoping to sell your home then you’ve got a great incentive to remove those old stumps. Stump grinding is an affordable service that can make a big difference to the look of your garden, and make your property more attractive to potential buyers.

There’s also space to think about. Old tree stumps can take up precious room in your garden, particularly if you’re living on a small property. What could go in that ugly space the tree stump is taking up? A new table, a swing, a water feature or a beautiful flower garden? The possibilities are endless. Free your garden up by removing that space-wasting tree stump. Give us a call and our special stump grinding machinery will have it gone in no time.

You should also note that tree stumps can be quite hazardous, particularly if they are small and hard to see. If you have children who like to run around outside, stumps have the potential to trip them up, causing serious injury. Many people don’t look down while walking or running on grass and stumps can catch people unawares. If a neighbour or a neighbour’s child happens to trip in your yard you could be liable for their injuries. Stump grinding will leave your garden safer for everyone concerned.

Another thing to consider is the fact that tree stumps have the potential to cause new tree growth. Leaving a tree stump behind after tree removal can mean new sprouts spring up around it. These often grow into lots of tiny trees around the base of the stump. Not only is this unsightly for your garden, it can also be quite expensive to remove these shoots because they have a tendency to keep sprouting back. The tiny trees will leach nutrients from other plants around them, so they can also damage your more valued plants.

There are insects to think about as well. Leaving a stump behind after tree removal means leaving behind something that’s decaying. This takes a long time, and while the tree stump slowly decays it will attract wood borers, termites, beetles, ants, and other unwanted pests. Having these creepy crawlies in your yard makes it more likely they will spread to your home. Sound appealing? We didn’t think so! Stump grinding will help you avoid a big fat insect paradise.

And finally, you could cause serious damage to your lawn mower if you accidentally hit a tree stump. For this reason tree stumps tend to be a big inconvenience when mowing a lawn. You’ll need to maneuver around them carefully every time you’re mowing the lawn, weeding or doing garden maintenance. Why not save yourself the hassle by getting professional stump grinding, and remove that annoying thing once and for all?

So there you have it, a bunch of great reasons to get that pesky tree stump removed once and for all. Stump grinding is not a suitable task for amateurs, as professional machinery and training is required to remove tree stumps safely. So give our friendly Tree Fellas team a call, and we’ll sort you out! We’re experts in stump grinding and have many years experience providing this service around Auckland.