If you’re put in the position where you have to take down a tree in your yard, leaving the stump isn’t your best bet. Although it’s convenient in a lot of ways, it can cause many problems in the long term, as well as the short term. It might seem like it’s not a big deal, but the potential problems may surprise you. There are several key reasons why you should consider removing the stump. [Read more…]
If you’re a homeowner, you’re in a constant struggle against forces that want to invade your yard and home. Plants and animals alike try to burrow in where you don’t want them, and you always have to work hard to hold back the tide. There are, however, some steps you can take to make the process easier on yourself, such as tree trimming in Edmonton, or even tree removal when the situation is desperate. In this case, leaving stumps in your yard can be another source of problems for you, and your best options are to remove them or grind them down. [Read more…]
Trimming your trees is no easy task. It requires a lot of time, physical exertion, and the right equipment. If you’re thinking about trimming your trees, then this blog will tell you about just 5 of the different tools you will need to get the job done. If you don’t have these tools, and you’re not experienced with tree trimming, it may be best to look for a tree trimming service in Edmonton, Alberta. [Read more…]
Tree stumps are rustic, but they can also be unsightly and dangerous to the unsuspecting. There are many ways to remove a tree stump. For many, the simplest method would be to call an expert in tree removal in Edmonton, to do the job for you. You may also do it yourself. Either way, it would be best to prep the tree stump to make the work a lot easier. Here are important steps in removing that annoying tree stump. [Read more…]
As the old adage goes, if you have to ask how much something is, you can’t afford it. And if you have to ask if you need the services of a professional tree cutting company, you probably do.
The care and trimming of trees, bushes, and other foliage on residential and commercial properties in the Edmonton area can be a daunting, time-consuming, and costly endeavor. A professional can do it quicker and safer, and your outdoor spaces will look better when the job is completed. [Read more…]
Whether you own a home or business, your property has some difficult and fussy life forms living on it, ones that can be unpredictable or even dangerous. You might be thinking of rats and roaches, but this actually refers to trees. Trees are beautiful sources of shade and cool, clean air, but they can also be problematic. Arborists, or tree specialists, can offer their knowledge and skills for a variety of services. If you hire a professional tree service in Edmonton, these are 5 ways they can help you. [Read more…]
If you have dead, dying, or dangerous tree, or even if you only want a change of scenery on your property, you might need tree cutting in Edmonton. While possible, attempting DIY tree removal comes with a number of risks and denies you several benefits. [Read more…]
Your trees are talking to you. All you need to do is learn the language and a tree will give you at least 5 signs when it is time to be removed. You do not need to be a skilled tree doctor or even a great gardener to discern that a tree is sick, lacking in water or nutrients, or has become a hazard. Here are some signs to help you tell when a tree is in trouble: [Read more…]
Many of us get attached to the trees on our property. They’re where we build tree houses for our kids, where we lounge in the shade on hot summer days, and where we push our grandkids on tire swings. Trees can have a lot of meaning to us, but like anything else, trees aren’t made to last forever; eventually, there comes a time when that tree needs to be removed. Here are a few signs that it may be time for your tree to be cut down. [Read more…]
Trees are beneficial to our environment and add beauty to the landscape. Unfortunately, trees do not live forever. They are frequently damaged by extreme weather conditions or disease. Some die as a result, and must be cut down.
The tree stump left behind will eventually rot away, but that can take 10 years or more, depending on the species of the tree and the conditions of the ground around it. If not physically removed, a stump may continue to produce foliage for years after the tree was cut down. Tree stumps attract pests such as termites, ants, and mosquitoes as well, and they add a safety hazard in your yard.
Although there are several ways to get rid of tree stumps, the most effective way to reclaim the ground around the stump is to hire a professional service provider that specializes in tree removal and tree stump removal in Edmonton, Alberta.
What Is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding is a process that implements a powerful tool called a stump grinder that comes in a variety of sizes, from smaller lawnmower-sized models to those that are as big as a truck. It is by far the most effective way to remove a tree stump. This machine removes the stump by chipping away the wood using a rotating cutting disk. As the disk cuts the stump, the wood is ground into chips.
How Long Does the Process Take?
For a professional who is accustomed to the safe operation of a stump grinder, the entire process can usually be completed within a couple of hours, depending on the size and accessibility of the stump.
Can I Remove the Stump Myself?
There are other methods of stump removal besides stump grinding, though they are less effective and more time-consuming. No matter what the product label promises, stump removal is a long and difficult process.
- You can manually dig out the stump if you have the correct tools on hand, including an axe, a pickaxe, and a shovel. This is a long and difficult process requiring proper safety equipment. The time it takes to complete the task depends on the size of tree and its species.
- Chemical stump removal doesn’t actually remove the stump, but accelerates the decay process, and it still takes years for the stump to decompose.
- Although there are countless stump grinder guides available online for operation of this powerful tool, stump grinding is not recommended for the average do-it-yourself homeowner. Instead, call for professionaltree stump removal in Edmonton, Alberta.
Why Call in a Professional for Stump Removal?
Professional tree stump removal in Edmonton will save you time and energy, and you can be assured that the job is completed by an experienced service technician. For more information on the other services we offer, or for an estimate for your stump removal needs, call Grinders Tree Service today.