Tree Trimming, Removals, Stump Grinding & More!
Weeki Wachee, FL 34607
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After felling a tree, you're left with what many consider to be an eyesore and a nuisance: a stump. Although you might think the stump is dead and will rot away on its own, it's very much alive. Believe it or not, a tree stump will attempt to regrow into a tree by sprouting shoots. So how do you get rid of it completely?

Grind The Stump

While it's possible for a stump to rot and decompose naturally, it can take months, if not years. Plus, in some cases, shoots may sprout up in an attempt to regrow the tree.

Cutting into the stump and covering it in compost or soil will help speed up the process, but problems can still remain. Honey fungus, which tends to spread and infest other live plants, can begin to grow on dead rotting wood.

Grinding the stump until you've ground four inches or more into the ground, then covering the hole and anything remaining inside it with compost and topsoil, will be your best option. This will help to ensure no shoots spout up and no sunlight can reach the remaining stump to grow fungus.


Key Benefits of Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is an intricate process that excavates the stump of the tree without removing the root. In this situation, a stump grinder is employed to mechanically grind out the stump, leaving fine sawdust as a residue. The advantage of tree stump grinding is that the stump is ground down to your desired height. The grinding can be just 1 inch below the soil level or as low as 12 inches underground.