Some people are like: "Is it better to grind a stump or remove it?" This is a question we often ask when looking at stump removal services in Pennsylvania.
Stump removal is difficult, which is why it is considered the most difficult task. A stump can be complicated. If a stump is a large one, it can take several people several hours just to get it cleared of leaves and debris.
Stump removal is not as simple as they may look on television. A stump that is too small can be very dangerous, especially if someone falls on the stump. A great amount of loose leaves and debris can be spread around and get into people's lungs. Leaves that were crushed by the tree have been known to kill children and adults.
If you have a stump that has been there for a while, you may not be able to get to it easily. Then, you need to call your local stump removal company to come and do the work for you.
In some cases, we have seen the same stump removed a few times and once, the same stump was left alone for quite some time and just covered up with grass. Sometimes we see this when the previous owners of the property did not pay to have the stump removed. The stump might just have been waiting to grow out of the ground and to the next owner.
Another reason why stump removal is difficult is because the stump may be left where it is. Sometimes we have a couple of different locations where we get stump removal work done. We have these locations where we have to dig down to the root of the stump. Sometimes, we have a stump that does not have any roots.
When you don't remove the stump and you want to know if it is better to grind it down or not, all you have to do is cut off a foot of the stump. You will see the tree's roots. If you are able to see the roots, you can be sure that the stump is too big to be removed.
We have had a lot of stump problems over the years. We have not wanted to waste any more time. We have tried digging them up and putting them in a box and filing them. We have also tried to use cramps and rubber wedges to "hold" the stump down.