a tree stump

If you’ve decided, for whatever reason, to have a tree removed, you’ll typically be left with some kind of stump. The height and shape of this will depend on the tree and its maturity at the time of removal.

You’ve got a few options with what to do with the stump, each with its own pros and cons.

Leaving the stump

The simplest and cheapest solution, however, here are a few things to consider:

Removing the stump

If you choose to remove the stump, you have two main options:

Stump grinding

This is the cheaper of the two options, it’s usually faster and requires less labor. With a specialist stump grinding machine, the stump is ground down to below ground level. This gives the appearance the tree was never there.

However, there are downsides to this method.

Stump removal

Stump removal in Boston is the more expensive option, but it removes everything, including the root system. This method is ideal if you have plans for the space and ensures no further growth or disease can spread to surrounding plants and trees. When an arborist determines that the roots are causing a problem in your garden, they may recommend stump removal.

However, there are a couple of downsides:

Is stump removal necessary? Read our other blog post to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require stump grinding or removal in and around Boston, feel free to call us or use our contact form to require a free, no-obligation quote from our tree specialists. Check out our service area to find out if we have specialists near you.

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