You may have had to have trees removed from your yard for many different reasons — disease, storms, or proximity to structures. But have you removed trees from your property only to have unsightly stumps left behind by the tree removal company? Remnant stumps are not only visually unappealing, but they create tripping hazards and a  hospitable environment for the spread of decay, fungi growth, and pests such as beetles, carpenter ants, and termites, to name just a few. 

When homeowners envision removing a tree, they usually don’t think about what to do with the remaining stump. But Gaston’s Tree Service can help as your expert tree stump removal team serving all of North Central Florida. 

The Benefits of Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is a safe and effective way to remove the unattractive tree remains from your property. There are several benefits to grinding stumps which include the following:

  • Increasing the aesthetic appeal of your property.
  • Removing any obstacles and tripping hazards from the yard.
  • Preventing the tree from growing back in the future.
  • Removing a potential welcoming haven for insects and other creatures.
  • Opening up space on your lawn for fun outdoor activities.

How a Stump is Ground

When you have your tree stumps ground, a pulverizing machine breaks the stump up and shaves what is left behind. In addition, the machine chews the tree trunk and its roots as deep as 18 inches. After the stump is ground, it turns into wood chips and dirt that can be used to mulch your lawn and aid your soil. 

Stump grinding is often the preferred method for homeowners because it is faster, more adept at reaching hard challenging places, and leaving a smaller hole behind in your yard than digging would. But, with stump grinding, the tree’s root system remains behind. 

Stump Removal

When a stump has been ground, what remains of it and the tree’s roots will rot over time, making it a welcome home for invasive organisms. Stump removal is a way to combat this issue and remove the entirety of the tree stump. As opposed to stump grinding, stump removal involves removing the entire root system of the affected tree, which prevents new root growth. It also completely removes the danger a left-behind stump poses to everyone who walks on your property as well as the visual nuisance the stump is after it has been ground.   

Rely on Gaston’s For Your Stump Removal Needs

When you need a stump expertly and efficiently removed, trust the seasoned team at  Gaston’s Tree Service in Gainesville, FL. We put our decades of expertise to work for you no matter your stump removal needs. Since 1972 we have been the premier full-service tree company in North Central Florida, dedicated to keeping the trees and lawns in our area beautiful, healthy, and vibrant while keeping you and your family safe from dying trees and stump tripping hazards. Don’t let an ugly tree stump ruin the visual appeal of your property. Allow the Gaston’s Tree Service team to take care of it for you so you can get back to enjoying being outdoors and all that our Florida lifestyle has to offer! Contact us today for all of your tree service needs!