stump grindiing in mishawaka, indiana
Right off the bat, let me tell you. Were all about trees. We want them to be healthy and flourishing, and I want them to be the majestic beauty that they were meant to be; decorating your landscape whatever it may be. Trees clean the air around us, and it is a proven fact that trees draw rain from the skies if there is enough moisture present. Nobody wants to take down and destroy a tree in a day that took close to a century to grow.
That being said, occasionally there arises a need for a tree be removed. Maybe it was a sick tree, or even a dead tree. Maybe it had to go for something else to be in its place. Once it is cut down, there remains a stump to be removed. The stump itself as a lawn ornament leaves much to be desired. Tree stumps are hard to remove, and there are a few ways to do it. One is to dig around it and cut away the root system, then removing the stump. Another is to soften it up with potassium nitrate and burn it. We'll talk about a third method: Stump grinding.
Stump grinding involves cutting the stump up with a machine called a stump grinder. The stump is cut down into the ground until it is removed far enough to not keep sprouting twigs and to let the ground slowly reclaim the root system as it decays. There are companies that will remove stumps for you, and also companies that will rent you a stump grinder to remove it on your own. Sometimes they're the same company.
If you do it yourself, you don't get enough of it for it to stop being a nuisance, you will have to go back and redo it, or hire someone to do it. Also, if the stump is big enough, you will have to rent a bigger machine, and will also cost more to rent. If you figure the time it takes to research how to do it and getting a machine, then figuring out how to run the rental machine, it probably comes out cheaper to hire.
Stump grinders are some pretty neat machines. They are basically carriages with an arm sticking out in front of them with a round blade attached to the end of it. The blade turns in a circular motion and grinds the stump up as you swing the arm back and forth. There are bigger and smaller machines. The small ones being about the size of a large push mower and larger ones about like a small skid loader. Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8wvneMZN-0)is a video of a larger stump grinder in action.
Stump grinding is probably the fastest way to remove a stump if the tree is already cut. Dynamite would be faster, but areas where dynamite use is acceptable is rare. So if you have had a tree removed and the eyesore stump is still in place, consider having someone grinding it out for you. Or do it yourself! Don't let the stump stump you and get the better of you! Maybe you can even use the wood chips around the yard for mulch or something! Let us know if Mishawaka Tree Service can help you with any kind of stump grinding.