There are many reasons why you might need a tree removal—disease, storms, or proximity to structures. But what about the unsightly stumps that are often left behind by the tree removal company? Remnant stumps are not only visually unappealing, but they create tripping hazards in your yard and encourage the presence of decay, fungi growth, and pests such as beetles, carpenter ants, and termites—just to name a few.

When you remove a tree from your yard, don’t forget to consider the stump it’ll leave behind. Luckily, the team at Gaston’s Tree Service is here to help with all your tree stump grinding needs!

The Benefits of Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is a safe, effective way to remove the unattractive tree remains from your property. There are several benefits to grinding stumps, such as:

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

How Stump Grinding Works

When a tree stump is ground, a pulverizing machine breaks up the stump and shaves what is left behind. The stump grinder reaches the tree trunk and its roots as deep as 18 inches, leveling everything to ground level. After the stump is ground, the stump’s remains can be used as wood chips and dirt to mulch your lawn and enrich your soil.

Stump grinding is often the preferred method for homeowners because it is faster, more adept at reaching hard challenging places, and leaves a smaller drill hole behind than digging would. Just keep in mind that with stump grinding, the tree’s deeper root system remains behind. However, stump grinding’s cost efficiency is much higher than fully removing the tree’s root system, so you can expect to pay less while still benefiting from a clear yard.

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. Hiring a professional from Gaston’s team will keep you and your family safe from dying trees and 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 your own yard! Contact us today for any stump removal or stump grinding services you may need!