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Stump Removal in Waukesha

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Why Choose Stump Removal?

If you have a stump on your property, you have two options. You can leave the stump or hire a stump removal service. If you decide that leave the stump, there are a few things that you’ll need to know. A stump that’s left after a tree removal has a slow decaying process. So you won’t necessarily have any issues with keeping the stump on your property if you don’t mind mowing around it or potentially tripping on it. But if this property is likely to be yours for around five years, then a rotting stump can cause you some significant issues.

A rotting stump is a great host for property damaging insects such as carpenter ants and termites. Not only could they get into your home, they could also begin to infect the trees remaining in your yard. These pests are significant concerns with leaving a rotting stump, but even a rotting stump will prevent you from planting any new trees in that area. And as mentioned will have to be avoided when mowing. We recommend that stumps be removed sooner rather than later, whether that be by stump grinding or some other stump removal technique. Rest assured that K&M Tree Service has the best stump removal Waukesha has to offer.

Stump Grinding – What You Need To Know

Stump grinding is grinding down the visible portion of a stump that’s above ground level. In preparation to determine what exactly the job will require, we will ask that you tell us some information about your stump. We’ll need to know the diameter of the stump. The width should be measured at the base and include the most significant root flare distance (see photo). If the height is above 12″, please let us know as we will have to bring a chain saw to lower it to near ground level. These measurements aren’t essential for smaller stumps around 16″ or less, but stumps over 16″ need accurate measurements taken.

If you’d like our assistance in this, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our professional stump removal team members. We also need to know what your plans are for the area the stump is occupying. Depending on your answer, we will determine what grade (depth) to tell our stump grinder to reach so you can get the best use out of the area. If you feel that stump grinding will fit your needs, feel free to reach out with the information ready so we can serve you as efficiently as possible.

 

Stump Removal Options

Stump removal can be handled on your own or by a professional in several ways. The one that has the best outcome to remove every root is excavation. Excavation would involve digging around the stump and removing a large chunk of earth. This process removes the entire stump and root system. It does, however, take a toll on your landscape. Another option that a professional can assist with is the application of a chemical stump remover. The chemicals will kill off the stump and a significant portion of the root system over several weeks. However, you must keep all children and pets away from the stump area as these chemicals are toxic.

Contact K&M Tree Service

Whether you’re looking to have your stump ground down or removed, trust our tree service professionals to see that your project goes exactly to your specifications.