If you had a tree cut down, the stump could cause problems. Therefore, you might have a lot of questions about stump removal and the processes involved. Here are the answers to any stump removal questions that you might have in mind. 

Why Should You Remove a Stump?

Stumps left in the ground can cause damage to your lawn over time. They hold moisture and nutrients that are needed by the grass, which will eventually die out if they're not able to reach them through the soil. In addition, stumps can cause problems with drainage because they do not allow water to pass through them easily. This creates puddles in areas where there should be none, making it difficult for plants and grasses to thrive there as well as causing other types of damage during storms or heavy rainfalls.

What Is Involved in the Stump Removal Process?

Removing a stump can be a daunting task, but it can also be very simple. You will need to decide whether or not you want your stump removed by a professional. 

Some people prefer using an ax or chainsaw to remove stumps; however, these methods are extremely dangerous. There are also other options, such as digging under the stump or using chemicals like glyphosate or triclopyr. These chemicals can be used as herbicides for killing vegetation; however, they will kill any plant life, including grasses and flowers around the area where they are sprayed, so only use them if absolutely necessary.

The most common method used today when removing stumps is called grinding the stump down with an excavator or backhoe attachment designed specifically for this purpose. 

Can Stump Removal Be Done Near Structures or Fences?

Yes, it can; however, some types of stump removal will cause more damage than others. The two main types of stump removal are grinding and digging. Grinding is faster but can cause more damage to your lawn or garden than digging the stump out with a shovel or other tool. Digging out stumps is slower but will not cause as much damage to surrounding plants and grasses as grinding does.

What Types of Stumps Can You Remove?

Stumps are removed from all types of trees, including fruit and ornamental trees, as well as evergreen trees and conifers. The type of stump removal that you need depends on the size of the tree and whether there's any leftover root structure left behind after it was cut down.

If there's no leftover root structure or if the stump is small, then grinding it out with an auger or chainsaw will be sufficient for removing it from your property. If there is a good amount of remaining root structure, then digging out with a shovel or grubbing hoe might be necessary before grinding out the remaining pieces with an auger or chainsaw until they're gone completely. For stumps that are larger in diameter, you'll want to hire professionals who use heavy machinery.

It's best to have your stumps removed quickly and safely. Contact a stump removal service to learn more.