Stump Removal Service Louisville

Is it necessary to get rid of tree stumps?

Trees add beauty to your landscape, increase property value, provides shade from the hot summer sun, and improves air quality. However, dead trees can be an eyesore and need to be removed immediately. They attract pests and spread diseases to nearby plants. Branches can fall at any time from a dead tree, injuring people or animals, or damaging your home or property.

Cutting down the tree and having it taken away from your property is the easy part. As long as you found a tree service company in Lousiville, KY, removing the dead tree is generally a painless project. However, dealing with the tree stump that is left behind is where you can run some difficulties. Although a tree stump may look harmless, it is highly recommended to remove it immediately as it can pose a safety hazard on your property.

Our Stump Removal Process

Every potential client is presented with the best options on how to remove dangerous trees or branches. We have some of the best staff in Louisville, Kentucky. Our team might utilize climbers with ropes, saddle and safety gear, and the most modern equipment available. We often use trucks, cranes, and other equipment.

Trees have great sentimental, environmental and aesthetic value. It is our goal to treat and save trees whenever possible. However, when New Leaf Louisville gives an estimate, we will point out the potential dangers and offer suggestions on how best to solve problems.

Stump removal vs Stump Grinding

You’ve got a stump on your property. Maybe the tree was too close to your driveway; maybe it was diseased and had become a safety hazard. For whatever reason, your tree is now gone and all you’re left with is this stump and its roots. Like many folks, you want to be rid of this eyesore. So, what now? You might be thinking you want this stump “removed” – and we understand that. But it’s important to know that “removing” the stump means something very different than “grinding” the stump. In reality, stump grinding is likely your best option.

Like we said, most folks who have a yard they care about aren’t going to want to pursue stump removal. That’s because stump removal entails not only extracting the stump but also all of the roots attached to it. As a result, you’re going to need a Bobcat or some other heavy-duty piece of equipment. Plus, the roots of your tree may have spread out across half the yard.

So, you might end up churning through much of the soil on your property. Typically, property owners only pursue full-on stump removal if they are clearing a lot for building, in which case, the aesthetics don’t matter much.

Stump grinding, on the other hand, is a much more manageable route for homeowners to take, because it doesn’t involve removing every tree root. Using a stump grinder like the one pictured below, we’ll grind the stump and essentially shave the remaining tree trunk until it’s gone. By definition, a stump is what’s left of the tree trunk, and that remaining tree trunk extends into the ground. So, having your stump ground down will leave your yard with a hole, but one that is far less massive than if you went the stump removal route.

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