Stump Grinding- Back To The Grind!
Before we begin discussing anything about stump grinding, we must first know what it actually is.
You must be familiar with the fact that people sometimes have to cut trees down. That might happen for several reasons, but just cutting it down isn’t the end of the story. It might appear like everything is level now but you can’t cut the trunk from the ground level.
This means that once that’s done, there’s a stump sticking out from the roots which you can’t move either because it’s holding on to the roots.
What to do then? Well, this is when you have to grind down the stump to make the whole place plain again (without the stump poking out of the ground).
Oh! So how do they grind the stump?
Sump grinding is usually with a machine known as the stump grinder. There are several stump grinder models from several companies from sizes as small a vacuum cleaner up to as large as a truck.
These machines have a powered rotating disk with a blade. This actually chips away the wood once it comes into contact with it while in motion. Thus, gradually, it erodes (chips) the remaining part of the trunk away. This is comparable to a chainsaw, actually, the way that it rotates with a blade-edge.
Oh! That’s good and all, but why’s stump grinding so special?
If you’re cutting down the tree to use the place for some other purpose, you have to first level the whole place. With even a single stump still sitting there, you can’t really do anything.
So in order to utilize the area, it’s important to make it completely clear. In fact, this stump grinding thing is so related to the cutting of the tree that people calculate both of the costs together as the cost to cut down the tree.
Can I do it myself or do I have to hire someone?
Well, since it’s done with a machine and those are available for everyone to buy, of course you can do it yourself. Alternatively, you might also get someone with experience in it to get the best results (yes, of course that would cost a bit more).
However, it is usually recommended that you hire someone. First of all, if you’re just going to do it a few times, buying the machine might prove to be a loss financially. Secondly, they are actually more experienced at this and so might be able to do it better than you. In a case like that, it’d be a better idea to hire them.
The main thing: How much am I looking at?
The financial factor, after all, is always important. While it might be something you’re eager to do, you might have to wait for a while if you are on a budget that’s too conservative for now.
Typically, without going into figures, it depends on the size of the stump and whom you hire. A larger stump usually costs more to grind since it requires more efforts and a larger company usually charges more because that’s just fashion.
So, at the end of the day, it’s once again a question of what your specific situation is. Based on that, you must choose the right way to do it within your budget.
However, since it’s a regular thing, it can be done for quite affordable rates if you aren’t hesitant to look around for a bit first. So, do your research and get the most out of your money!
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2/27/2019 08:32:34 am
Thanks for pointing out that we'll need a special machine to grind a stump ourselves, so we should consider going with a professional service which will yield better results anyways. My husband and I have a stump in the yard of our new home that we want to have removed, so I've been looking for info online about how that process is done. Thanks for helping me decide that it'll be better to hire a professional for the job!
4/9/2019 05:08:54 pm
It's great to know more about stump grinding. I like how you said that this job is normally done with a stump grinder. That makes sense. We need to hire a pro to help us get rid of our tree stump, so I'll find someone who has a machine like this.
2/28/2022 08:33:01 pm
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7/18/2022 05:56:57 pm
It's interesting when you said that hiring someone that has experience is necessary for safety. I remember when my uncle told me the other day that he wanted to get rid of the remaining tree stump in their backyard for safety, and he asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to consider. Thanks to this helpful article, I'll be sure to tell him that he should consult trusted stump grinding services as they can provide more information about the removal process.
7/27/2022 08:58:27 pm
Making your landscape completely clear using stump grinding is a method that I can really see myself making use of since we're trying to do a complete renovation project. We're going to need as much as space as possible for that project, any single tree stump will get in the way of it and will ruin our plans. To keep that project plan intact, I'll have a stump grinding expert take care of any stray stumps we find around our property.
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