You might not have to remove tree stumps every day, but when you have to, it’s important that you’re equipped with the right information. That’s why we’ve done this quick, easy guide to answer some pressing tree stumps removal questions for people in Adelaide.
Why should I remove tree stumps?
You should remove tree stumps for several important reasons:
Stumps are habitats for invasive species
Tree stumps make a perfect home for insects, rodents, and reptiles. While they may appear to live there without doing you any harm, some species will destroy other vegetation in your garden or even infest your house.
Stumps are a safety hazard
Depending on where it is, your stump can be a significant safety risk. If the stump is in open space, people may trip over it or a lawnmower may get damaged when attempting to mow over it. If the stump lies within the vegetation and isn’t clearly visible, it may cause injury for anyone who may not be aware of the stump in the garden.
Stumps cause root damage
If you don’t remove the tree stump, underground roots will continue to grow (as they still believe they are attached to the tree) and damage other areas of your property – even though you may have gotten rid of most of the tree.
Stumps take up space
Tree stumps occupy valuable space in your garden that you can use for other gardening purposes.
Stumps affect property valuation
If you are considering selling your property, get rid of the tree stump because you could face significantly lower property valuation. Although it will come at a cost to you, tree stump removal is more cost-effective than other tree services and will pay for itself when you sell the property.
What do I need to consider before removing tree stumps?
Standard tree stump removal only removes the stump above the ground and detaches it from the underground roots. This means there will still be roots present in your garden. Even though they will naturally decay over time, you will need to be aware of them if you also plan on doing extensive landscaping.
What is the difference between stump removal and stump grinding?
Stump removal is a more complex tree stump extraction process to remove a stump from the ground. If a tree’s roots are infected or have become hazardous to the landscape, it may be necessary to remove the stump. Stump removal also avoids the possibility of regrowth.
Stump grinding involves grinding down the rest of the stump mechanically. Stump grinding is advantageous because you can adjust the level at which the stump is ground down. You can ground stumps down between 2 and 12 inches underground. It’s an efficient, affordable, environmentally sustainable solution.
What is the tree stump removal process like?
We use a range of stump removal equipment depending on access issues and the nature of the job.
Our stump removal process goes like this:
Our team first does a site inspection. Pending your approval, we schedule the job to suit your requirements, but we can usually get started right away.
We prepare for work by safely securing the area.
We carry out the stump removal. The exact duration of the job depends on the stump size and any access issues.
We dispose of the debris and clean and sweep the rest of the area before allowing you to inspect what we’re certain you’ll see as a job well done.
How much does it cost to remove a stump in Adelaide?
Depending on its size and where it lies on your property, the average tree stump removal cost is $225, but costs can range anywhere from $75 and $450 for a single stump. Palm stumps are usually cheaper to remove than hardwood stumps regardless of size.
Not sure if you need stump removal or stump grinding? A Bark up the right tree and get help today with our FREE quote! You will get a qualified arborists’ assessment of your trees and stumps from Michael and the team to help you make an informed decision.