Stump Grinding Auckland – What to look for in a Stump Removal Company
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So you’ve recently had a tree fall over or cut down on your Auckland property and now you’re left with an ugly stump jutting out of your lawn or garden. Maybe a stump that could damage your lawn mower so you want to get an Auckland Stump Grinding Company in to grind it off. Or maybe you want to plant another tree or shrub in it’s place. Again grinding the stump is the best option when it comes to replanting or grassing the area where the tree stump is.
Why is Stump Grinding better than digging out a stump?
One benefit of stump grinding over digging out the stump is that there is no hole left afterwards that needs to be filled up with top soil. So this can save you time and money.
Another benefit of Stump grinding is that the area around the stump isn’t touched unlike digging out the stump so the end result is mush tidier – an important consideration if the stump is in your pristine lawn.
You may think that removing a tree stump is a pretty straight- forward job. Just grind off the ugly visible stump at ground level or just below so it looks good and that is that.
However much like the roots of a tree aren’t visible, the most important part of a stump grinding job is also not visible.
So, when selecting an Auckland stump grinding company you should ask them how much of the stump they will grind out.
Most will answer that they grind the stump to a depth of 100 to 150mm below the ground. However the best job will be done if they actually remove the whole root ball and all significant roots to a depth of up to half a metre. The surface roots should also be removed.
Why does it matter what depth the stump is ground out to?
There are 2 reasons for this:
1. If the stump grinding is only done to 150mm, any other tree planted will more than likely die
2. The worst-case scenario is the tree you’ve just gone to the trouble of removing could actually grow back if the whole root ball isn’t removed
You should also ask the stump grinding company what is done with the tailings. These are the stump grindings that are left over. These should be put back in the hole that they came from and then the tailings should be compacted down. They will then compost into dirt in due course leaving the job neat and tidy and ready for replanting or seeding into lawn.
Read on below to learn the 7 steps to selecting a top Auckland Arborist for stump grinding.
Auckland Tree Masters do stump grinding properly. They remove the whole root ball and significant roots to a depth of up to half a metre and even the surface roots as well.
Ph (09) 281 3205 for a free stump grinding quote in Auckland, North Shore or Rodney. We guarantee to return your call by 10am tomorrow at the absolute latest or get $150 off your stump grinding quote. Plus we always leave your grounds neat and tidy.
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