Tree Services of Omaha is a full service tree care provider
that offers a wide range of arborist services.
Tree Services of Omaha Stump Removal
Following the removal of a large tree, the last part of the job is getting rid of the stump. Because of the root system, manually removing a tree stump can be very labor intensive. Also, the cost, time, and effort it takes to rent a stump grinder could have been spent simply hiring a professional stump grinding service in your area. Most people are inclined to skip hiring an Omaha, Nebraska stump removal company in order to save money. However, we always recommend tree stump removal by a professional Omaha tree removal services company as the final step in the tree removal process.
Tree Stump Removal Omaha
We offer stump grinding to all of our Omaha tree stump removal clients if the access permits. Stump grinding is important because it allows the homeowner to alter the space where trees and shrubs once stood (after filling the holes).
Axing, burning, or poisoning a stump will not give you the same results as total stump removal. Our certified arborists use stump grinders that pulverize the existing stump to a depth of about 4-6 inches below ground level. On a case-by-case basis, we will grind a few feeder roots. However, we will not chase all the roots throughout a yard since this can cause extensive turf damage.
We never recommend planting a tree in the same spot as an existing tree, since the old roots can choke out a new tree. It is important to plant a new tree at least 5-10 feet from the existing stump, even if it is ground out.
Stump grinders come in all sizes, and our machines are able to fit through a standard 36″ gate. Our stump grinders are powered by remote controls which also allows us to access most stumps, regardless of their location.
* Please note that we are not able to grind stumps located in rock beds, within 6 inches of concrete, foundations, or fences. Our Omaha tree removal experts will advise if we can offer stump grinding during the initial consultation.
What happens after grinding a tree stump?
Following the stump grinding process, we recommend removing the wood chips and filling the hole with soil. Due to the near impossibility of removing all the old roots, many will remain in place, and you may eventually see mushrooms in the area where the tree once grew. Some types of old tree roots will also grow sprouts (Black Locust is a good example) — these shoots should be removed on a regular basis to prevent any part of the tree from growing back. We haul all excess chips that are above grade/mound when cleaning up. The rest of the mulch/chips that are below grade, we leave behind, depending on the size.
* Please note that if there are any rocks/concrete/bricks/etc underground that we aren’t disclosed or seen prior to grinding will be assessed extra fees and/or damage costs to our stump removal machinery.