What Is Stump Grinding? A Quick Guide

Did you know that cutting down a tree in your yard can actually be helpful and beneficial? If you feel bad about doing it, don’t! It can be a necessary step.

But what do you need to know about what happens after you cut the tree down? Well, for starters, you may want to learn more about stump grinding to open up the space in your yard again. If you want to remove tree stumps, this is how to do it.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to learn why you may want to do this in your own backyard!

What Is Stump Grinding?

When a tree is removed from a yard, some people do not want the stump to stand in its place once the tree is gone. That is where stump grinding can come into play.

Instead of leaving the stump in the ground, a stump grinder can get rid of the stump where the tree once stood. This allows the person who owns the property to use this spot once again.

Tree stump grinding will actually produce mulch as well so that the area is usable for landscaping or anything else that one wants to put there.

What Happens After the Stump Is Ground?

Once the blade of the stump grinder grinds the stump and all of the roots, it produces mulch first.

However, it is important to note that the stump grinder will most likely produce more mulch than the ground can hold. You can either let it stay there and eventually, the mulch will settle, or you can choose to spread the mulch around your yard.

Can the Tree Come Back After?

Even after the stump is ground, there is still a possibility that the tree can come back. There could be new shoots and growth from the roots that are left far below ground.

However, although there may be sprouts and some new growth, it will eventually stop growing because the roots use up their energy reserves and cannot keep growing after.

Can I Replant a Tree in the Same Spot?

Once you remove a tree from a spot, it can be tempting to replace that tree with a healthy tree. However, we don’t recommend going this route because an extensive root system could still be underground, which could interfere with the new root system trying to grow.

There could also be disease still present if it was an older diseased tree that was removed before.

Although you could replant, it is not something we recommend doing.

Stump Grinding and Tree Removal

If you had or are thinking about tree removal for your backyard, you may also want to consider stump grinding.

This will open up your backyard so that you can do more in the area where the tree once was.

Are you interested in learning more about stump grinding and how it can help you? Then feel free to reach out to us today at Green Pine Tree Service!