Why Should Tree Stumps Be Removed?
So why should tree stumps be removed? After having a tree felled, as harmless at the tree stump seems it is always a good idea to have the tree stump removed by a professional stump grinder, there are a few good reasons for this!
A live stump can lead to what is referred to as ‘suckering’ this is when new growth occurs, and the stump starts sprouting again. Suckering can happen quickly and before you know it your tree is growing back rapidly.
Diseased Tree Stumps
Honey fungus one of the Armillaria fungus species found in Australia can easily occur, not to mention a host of other fungus and diseases within a dead stump. Fungus and disease can harm surrounding gardens and trees. Best to steer clear and by having any dead stumps removed.
Damaging Tree Roots
Tree root systems can be vast and cause major damage to underground pipes and drainage if this occurs on your property or even on the nature strip of your residence then you are responsible and will have to pay the costs associated with repairs.
Pests and Stumps
Pests are attracted to old stumps, termites have a field day in old decaying wood, especially in a climate like the Gold Coast or Northern Rivers. Not only are Termites attracted to old stumps, but ants, rodents and snakes are also attracted to the dark or damp environment on offer.
What Is Involved in Tree Stump Removal?
There are a handful of methods to remove tree stumps, some are cumbersome and can cause damage to surrounds, others require a lot of grunt and digging. The best option is ‘stump grinding’ which is the most effective, efficient, and non-destructive way to remove a tree stump.
Removal methods range from, physically digging the stump out to using a chainsaw and a shovel, a mini excavator or applying a poison such as ‘Stump Killer’ which is not recommended.
As we have previously suggested; Stump Grinding is the hassle-free and cost-effective option, Grinders can access small areas without causing damage to surrounding vegetation and structures. By using a grinder, the stump is shredded into mulch/woodchips. The wood chips leftover from grinding are a great nutritional boost to your soil. Check out our blog on woodchips.
Tree Stump Removal Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Stump Grinders services the Gold Coast area all the way to Byron Bay. We are passionate about what we do and get we excited turning on our Grinders every day! “Gold Coast Stump Grinders vision is simple; to work hard for our clients and create a long-lasting, meaningful business that our employees are excited to be a part of. We strive to be the best, most trusted and reliable in the industry and with premium-quality equipment, we can guarantee we’ll offer you the best service around!”
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