Stumped? Here's Everything You Need to Know About Stump Grinding

Stumped? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Stump Grinding

March 29, 2022

California is a heavily wooded state that often requires tree and stump removal for large and small development projects. Whether you want to build a home or another structure on your property, trees and their stumps could become an issue.

Stump grinding is necessary to effectively clear a property so that you can build on it and create a yard, garden, or another outdoor space. The following helps you to understand how stump grinding works.

What is a stump grinder?

A stump grinder is a piece of equipment that often has multiple round blades that spin and chew into large tree stumps. The blades chop the wood into small bits until the stump no longer exists.

How does stump grinding happen?

Stump grinding could be done with small equipment that you can place directly onto the problem stump and gradually grind it into small bits. Larger pieces of equipment could attach to the back of a truck, on the front of a tractor, or on the front of a skid loader. The heavier equipment makes it easier for the blades to cut into large stumps and turn them into a pile of sawdust and wood chips.

What happens to the wood?

The grinding process creates a lot of wood chips that you can use in a variety of ways. Most people either discard them or burn them. But you could use the wood chips for mulch to help to control weeds and enable your landscaping to flourish.

Can you grind a stump yourself?

You could rent a stump grinder from a local rental equipment supplier and effectively remove smaller stumps. Stump grinder rentals tend to be smaller than those used by Neumann & Sons Tree Service and do not do as good of a job.

How deep should you go when grinding a stump?

Stump grinding should take the stump to about ground level. If the grinder starts to go into the ground, the risk of digging up and tossing rocks makes it potentially dangerous. Grinding too deeply also could damage the grinder.

Call Us to Learn More

Neumann & Sons Tree Service is family-owned and highly experienced at grinding and removing tree stumps in Central California. Our tree company is licensed and secured. We have many years of experience safely and effectively grinding and removing stumps from residential and commercial properties alike.

When you are stumped by what to do about tree stumps on your property, give us a call and learn more about our efficient and affordable stump-removal services.

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