Commonly Asked Questions: Winter Stump Grinding

Did you miss out on removing that pesky stump in your yard last fall? You’re in luck! With Ivan’s Tree Service, it’s never too late to take care of your large tree projects. Stump grinding is no easy task, and often comes with a variety of questions. To help our clients understand what stump grinding is and why it’s important, we’re sharing our answers to a few of our most commonly asked questions.

Q: What’s the Rush to Have my Stump Ground up?

A: It’s easy to ignore the large stump in your yard through winter when it’s covered by snow, right? Although it’s out of sight, it’s definitely not out of mind. While your stump sits in your yard, it may quickly become a breeding ground for pesks and disease. These diseases can be extremely harmful for young children or pets who come in contact with them in the spring and summer months.

Q: Can’t I Just Pull the Stump From the Ground Myself?

A: Although tying up the stump to the back of a truck and pressing on the gas may sound like a fun idea, in reality it can be very unsafe and ineffective. As trees grow, so do their roots. These roots can find their way deep under driveways, sidewalks, and other major landscaping. Pulling these roots out from these surfaces can leave significant and costly damage. Rather than making this large task a “DIY”, leave it to the professionals at Ivan’s Tree Service. 

Q: How Does Stump Grinding Work?

A: Our arborists use state-of-the-art machinery to safely and effectively grind up the remaining stump. These machines use a sharp blade to powerfully shred the stump to the ground. One of the benefits that comes along with winter stump grinding is the temperature of your lawn. As the ground hardens in winter, heavy machinery can get closer to the tree more safely without harming your landscape.

If you’re in need of tree services this winter, you can trust your local experts at Ivan’s Tree Service. Our team of trained arborists are eager to take care of all your tree’s needs this season.