Once the tree removal process is complete, the tree stump will still be remaining in your yard. There are two options that can be used to remove the visible part of the stump, depending on the circumstances of the tree removal: tree stump grinding and stump removal.
For most homeowners in Mountain Brook, AL, who use our tree removal services, the better of the two options is stump grinding. Using a specialized grinding tool, our tree service professionals will grind the stump down 7-11 inches below the surface of the soil so that new plants, trees, and grass can grow over the stump. It leaves the roots intact but will not cause issues with new growth for other types of plants in the future.
The other option is better left to commercial properties that do not necessarily care if the surrounding landscaping is disturbed or uprooted along with the stump. Stump removal involves the complete uprooting of the remaining stump, but this can be devastating to other plant life in the area since a tree’s roots can extend far into the property. Stump removal is also more expensive than grinding, so it is usually only done for new construction projects that need a tree completely taken out of its location.