STUMP GRINDING & REMOVAL SERVICES
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Oftentimes, when a tree falls or is removed from the property, a stump is left behind. Getting rid of this unsightly hazard might seem like a simple process to homeowners, but it’s a more challenging task than it appears.
Homeowners should not attempt to remove stumps by themselves using a chainsaw or axe. Using these tools without the knowledge of how the stump wood will “react” is dangerous and unnecessary. Similarly, renting and using a stump grinder to take care of the problem without proper training or equipment is just as risky.
The most popular removal method is stump grinding. Done properly, it can remove all remnants of stumps from the property, leaving no traces of the tree by removing exposed roots and grinding the trunk to below ground level.
Certified arborists are most qualified to perform this task. Not only do they know how to operate a stump grinder to chip away the wood, they have years of experience with it, so they can finish the job quickly and efficiently.
Homeowners should consider hiring a professional instead, so they can spend their time doing other important things while the arborist performs the stump grinding. Joel’s Pro Tree Service, for example, offers stump grinding services. With the help of a professional, the stump grinding process can be done in as little as a day.
How is Stump Grinding Done?
Stump grinding involves using a stump grinder to turn the trunk into wood chips. This method is recommended for stump removal because it is more economical, cost-effective, and less time-consuming.
If the homeowner hires a professional to do the job, the arborist will likely assess the property first. They will take a look at the stumps in question and figure out the best approach. They will then use a heavy machine, the stump grinder, to grind the stump into tiny pieces, until there is nothing left sitting above the soil line.
The entire process generally takes about an hour—much faster than if the homeowners decide to do it by themselves. There is also a guarantee that the job will be done efficiently.
Tree experts are trained to ensure that the stump is ground down as far as possible to ensure that the root ball is damaged enough to prevent future growth. After a stump has been ground, it is typically completed to a few inches below the earth that are then covered with dirt and dust from the process. After a certain period of time, the remaining below-ground portion will decay.
Certified arborists can get rid of these stumps so that property owners can move on with future construction projects—or even plant new trees.
How Much Does Stump Grinding Cost?
The average price for professional stump removal is around $165, but prices may vary depending on a number of factors. Professional companies may charge based on different criteria: by diameter, by total number of stumps, the age of stump, the soil condition, the type of tree stump, and more.
Some companies charge based on the diameter of the stump that needs to be removed. This means homeowners can expect to pay around $2 to $3 per inch of diameter. Most companies charge a minimum of $100 per project.
Many companies offer price breaks to customers who have more than one stump that needs to be removed. For example, they may charge $100 to $150 for the first stump and between $30 and $50 for each additional stump.
In the event that a large expanse of land has to be cleared, and a huge number of stumps have to be removed along with it, tree service companies will most likely offer to work for a flat hourly fee. On average, customers are typically charged around $150 per hour.
The stumps themselves may factor in when it comes to the price of stump grinding. Older stumps are usually rotted and easier to grind down, for example. Larger diameters equal higher prices. The soil condition is also a factor because rocky soil may damage equipment. Finally, certain types of tree stumps are tougher to grind than others.
There is also the option of going the DIY route, although this is more difficult, more exhausting, more time-consuming, and more dangerous. Homeowners will still have to rent the stump grinder, but these are usually only designed to handle very small stumps. If there are large stumps to remove, or if there are more than one stump to get rid of, the best thing to do is hire a professional.
Joel’s Pro Tree Service offers upfront pricing and no hidden fees. Call Joel’s Pro Tree Service: 855-212-1464 for a free estimate.
Equipment Used for Stump Grinding
A stump grinder is a power tool or equipment attachment that removes tree stumps by using a rotating cutting disc that chips away the wood. They can be the size of a lawn mower or as large as a truck. The grinders use a high-speed disk with teeth that grinds the stump and roots into small chips.
A typical stump grinder uses a cutter wheel with fixed carbide teeth. Its movements are controlled by hydraulic cylinders to push the cutter head laterally through the stump, and to raise and lower it.
Stump grinders come in different horsepower ratings. This refers to the size of the motor that powers the grinder wheel. The more horsepower, the larger the stump it could handle. This is also means it can finish the job quicker.
A professional will be able to assess the situation and bring the proper equipment to the job site. Tree service companies can also backfill and clean the area leaving little trace of the removal process, and giving the homeowner a clean slate to work with.
Stump grinding can technically be done in a DIY fashion, but it is generally performed by a qualified arborist or landscaper. Renting a stump grinder should only be done for small stumps, and only with prior knowledge and experience.
Joel’s Pro Tree Service can help with any stump that needs to be removed. The team of certified arborists working for Joel has years of experience operating these types of machinery, and can completely remove a stump in as little as a day.
Types of Trees Native to Ohio
Joel’s Pro Tree Service has plenty of locations all over Ohio. And so the company’s professional arborists are always encountering all sorts of trees that are native to the state.
Among the many trees native to Ohio is Cercis Canadensis, also known as Redbud, which blooms in April. It reaches a height of 30 feet.
The Tulip Tree, or Lirodendron tuliperfera, is the tallest tree of eastern forests with the straightest trunks. It blooms late spring to early summer.
Platanus occidentalis or American Sycamore and Tilia Americana or American Linden are also among the trees native to Ohio. These are the trees that are expected to thrive over the next several decades, and are therefore good choices for homeowners and property managers who want to develop strong trees. With climate change increasing temperatures, tree health and development are affected in different ways based on their species. Joel’s Pro Tree Service is not just about cutting trees and removing stumps—the company is dedicated to nurturing the health of the plants as well as the property.
Other common trees found in Ohio are the following: Bitternut Hickory, Black Oak, Black Walnut, Bur Oak, American, Basswood, American Beech, American Elm, Black Cherry, Black Maple, Eastern Hemlock, Red Maple, Eastern Red Cedar, Sugar Maple, and Scarlet Oak.
Homeowners looking to plant more trees should consider the following: American Sweetgum, Blackjack Oak, Common Persimmon, Post Oak, and Eastern Redbud, because these tree species are adapting well to the shifting temperatures. Northeast Ohio could become a more promising habitat for these trees.
Certified arborists understand the nature of these tree species because cutting down trees is just a part of what they do. Joel’s Pro Tree Service offers a range of tree services that cultivate the health of the entire property, and actually add value to the landscape. The crew can provide tree trimming, stump grinding, tree stump removal, tree cabling, and even tree planting.
The company is no stranger to difficult tasks. Experienced arborists can provide the fast and efficient service homeowners need when it comes to the trees in their property.
Joel’s Pro Tree Service offers services that will improve the health of trees, shrubs, and even the land located in the property. Beyond removing trees and grinding stumps, the company also offers hazardous tree assessment, and comprehensive plant health care, among others.
The company says it is dedicated to making its clients happy while providing high quality and affordable prices.
Joel’s Pro Tree Service will leave the yard in better shape than how they found it. Learn more about the tree removal process. Visit the company’s website at: https://www.joelsprotreeservice.com/ and get a free estimate within hours, not days!
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