How To Approach Removal of Tree Stump?

by / Thursday, 16 September 2021 / Published in Blog

If you have cut a tree on your property, it is possible that it was not completely uprooted and the stump is still there. The dilemma posed by the presence of a stump: It is unsightly, but its removal might encourage formation of new growth.

Reasons to opt for grinding

It removes anything that might attract insects. The grinding of stump from a hard wood species aids the creation of high-quality mulch.

The amount of effort that goes into grinding differs for different stumps. The amount of effort reflects the stumps’ characteristics.

It takes longer to grind down a large stump. Different species have different types of wood. Some have soft wood; others have hard wood. These are some of the species with soft wood:
• Pine
• Douglas fir
• Cedar
• Jacaranda

These are some of the species with hard wood:

• Oak
• Cottonwood
• Aspen
• California sycamore
• California Poplar

Challenges created by selection of the stump-grinding method for a stump’s removal:

Not every species of tree has roots that cease to grow, following exposure to a grinder. Some of them have a root structure that persists, and one that keeps growing. That growth could lead to the appearance of small shoots in the area where the grinder was used.

Grinding does not always destroy every root that had been under the ground trunk of certain oaks, as well as those of pines, aspens, eucalyptus trees, Redwood, and palm trees. There are challenges to the roots’ destruction, by means of grinding, might arise, as well, if a stump’s origin were one other than the species named above. If there were some of the same species of Tree Trimming San Jose in the area where the origin of a ground stump had been growing, the ground root structure might resume growth, once the grinder has been laid aside.

How could the appearance of small shoots pose a problem?

Suppose the stump of a fruit tree were removed by grinding. Suppose that grinder dependent process took place in the vicinity of an orchard. In that case, the trees in the orchard might be of the same species as the one from which the remains of a trunk had originated.

In that situation, small shoots might start growing in the area where the grinder had been working. If those shoots were to develop blossoms, they might attract bees. Few homeowners or property owners would want to deal with a bunch of bees.

Even if the shoots had no blossoms, any one of them could still pose a problem. Any children playing in the yard might trip over a large shoot. Yet, it could prove difficult to cordon off the shoot-filled region of land where children might elect to play. After all, new shoots might emerge from a spot that was outside of the cordoned-off area.

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