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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Should You Have A Stump Ground Out Or Removed?

Joshua Mercier

After a tree falls or is removed, you are left with a stump. Stumps are an attractive nuisance in your yard. They attract animals and insects, which can become a huge problem. They may also be infested with invasive insects, which caused the tree to fall or be infected with some disease or fungus. You need to make sure that the stump gets removed. There are a couple of ways to get that stump out of your yard. One is removal, the other is grinding. 

Ask the tree service which one is better for your situation and the stump. What are some differences between the two?

Stump Removal

Stump removal takes the stump out of your yard altogether. When the tree service removes the stump, they will have to dig out around it to pull it out of the ground. The goal is to remove the stump as whole as possible, but that isn't always possible to do. It depends on the stump's size and what kind of tree it is. The tree service may be able to do it without having to use a piece of equipment to remove the stump. 

Stump Grinding

When the tree service grinds a stump, they use a tool resembling a chainsaw. It will nibble away at the stump until it is all ground away, and the stump will eventually be flush with the ground or a little below.


When the stump is removed, you are left with a large hole in your yard. The hole will be larger than the stump was because all that dirt around the stump had to be removed to let the tree service get to the bottom of the stump. The tree service may also try to remove some of the larger roots, leaving a bigger hole. If the tree service grinds the stump down, it will be done faster, and you won't be left with a huge hole. However, there will be all kinds of woodchips left over. The tree service should corral most of the chips and dispose of them. 

If you have a stump in your yard, you need to get rid of it. Contact a tree service to see if they can get rid of it. Ask them if it should be removed or ground out, and why they suggest that method. 

For more information, contact a local company, like J&L Tree Service Inc.