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Effective Stump Removal

If you have a tree removed, then you are left with a stump to deal with.

You could leave the stump alone, but this could cause the following problems for your yard or property:

  • A tripping hazard, a big concern if you have children
  • Could become infested with pests which could spread to the rest of the yard
  • The stump can detract from the aesthetic of your landscaping

Hidden Oak Tree Care is equipped with the latest Stump Grinding machines to complete the job effectively and efficiently.

Whether you have one stump, or an entire site riddled with stumps, Hidden Oak Tree Care has the equipment to remove those unwanted stumps.

How Our Stump Grinding works

Stump grinding involves using a tool to grind the tree stump to ground level or just below. The leftover sawdust then mixes in with the surrounding soil leaving you with little to clean up or fill in.

The roots of the tree are left to die over time, sometimes this can take up to 10 years. In some cases, the roots can be poisoned to speed up the process. Over time as the roots die you may notice depressions in your yard. All you need to do is fill them in with soil and grass.

Stump grinding is done with a machine which uses a cutting wheel that moves back and forth across the stump surface. The teeth on the grinding wheel chew the stump into chip sized pieces. During the standard stump grinding process we would grind an area approximately 3 ft diameter around the width of the stump, and up  to a depth of 10″-24″ depending on the presence of rocks, utility lines or any other obstructions. When our team is finished you will have a hole where the tree and stump once was, we will leave the chips ground level, and the hole will be roughly 1.5 times the size of the stump and will look like a planter box.

One tool we use is a stump grinding auger. First, what is an auger?

An auger is a drill bit that can be used to make holes in wood including tree stumps. The blade rotates in a way that forces the wood that is getting drilled to come out of the hole as it is drilled.

Using a stump grinding auger attachment for stump grinding can help reduce mess plus make the job a lot easier.

We utilize Blue Stakes to mark for utilities in the area of the stump grind, including; power, water, gas, internet, and cable. We have the newest stump grinding equipment on the market, which is as light as possible, however there may be some markings in the landscape along the path of access across the terrain; care will be taken to make any marks as minimal as possible. In situations where turf damage is a significant concern, our crew can utilize plywood sheets to cover the path.

Rely on our Stump Grinding Expertise

Stump grinding can be tricky if you have no experience so it is always recommended that you use a professional tree service. This reduces risk to yourself of injury or property damage.

If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, then contact us today to discuss your stump grinding needs. Our highly trained, experienced, and professional tree service experts can help you.