Removing a tree of considerable size is a somewhat more intricate process than what is often depicted in a movie or a television program. The luxuries of film editing and a little poetic license can make tree cutting seem like an almost ridiculously easy task that can be performed in a couple of minutes.
In reality, removing a tree can be quite challenging, as it takes careful planning in terms safety concerns and preventing damage to any surrounding property and/or structures. Additionally, tree removal is not really complete until the stump has also been removed.
Stump removal is an important step for a number of reasons, including:
- Appearance – stumps can diminish the aesthetics of the property
- Personal safety – tripping over a stump can result in serious injuries
- Flexibility – stumps can restrict the uses/range of options for the yard
- Preventing unwanted growth or insect infestation around/on the stump
Although there are many methods of stump removal, some, like hand-digging, burning, and chemical treatment can be quite labour-intensive and/or time-intensive, and are not necessarily the safest of approaches. The most effective and expedient way would be to use a power stump grinder.
It is safe to say that the vast majority of homeowners do not include a stump grinder in their collection of power tools. While a grinder can be obtained from a local equipment rental service, the process of stump grinding requires the same degree of planning and safety prevention as felling the tree itself.
As a result, homeowners might want to consider the expert stump grinding services offered by our DreamWorks Tree Services crews.