Tree Stump Grinding
For many years, it was assumed that riding the landscape of tree stumps was optional; however recent research has demonstrated that removal of tree stumps can reduce the spread of tree decay fungi.
Tree stumps can become homes to decay fungi that will develop spores and fungal hyphae that will spread to other trees, especially by attacking the wounds of other trees.
Over the years, many methods have been used to remove tree stumps after a tree removal. Stumps have been pulled out, dug out, burned out, or chemically treated to speed up the decay of the stump.
There are five main methods used to remove a tree stump:
Speed up stump decomposition
Incorporate the stump into your landscaping
Allow the stump to decay naturally
which may take several years. New suckers may pop up that will need to be removed before they grow too large and become new unwanted trees. This is a method that requires patience, to say the least.