After a tree is removed, there is usually a stump with roots still in the ground. These stumps can take decades to fully decompose and rot out. Our family’s services include the complete elimination of tree stumps, leveling out the area to match the surrounding yard to leave an area ready to be planted.
Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal
Most people who have a yard they care about aren’t going to want to pursue stump removal. That’s because stump removal entails not only extracting the stump but also all of the roots attached to it. As a result, you’re going to need a Bobcat or other heavy-duty piece of equipment. Plus, the roots of your tree may have spread out across half the yard so you might end up churning through much of the soil on your property. Typically, property owners only pursue full-on stump removal if they are clearing a lot for a building, in which case, the aesthetics do not matter as much.
Stump grinding, on the other hand, is a much more manageable route for homeowners to take on because it doesn’t involve removing every tree root. We will grind the stump using a stump grinder and essentially shave the remaining tree trunk until it’s gone. By definition, a stump is what’s left of the tree trunk, and that remaining tree trunk extends into the ground. So, having your stump ground down will leave your yard with a hole, but one that is far less massive than if you went the stump removal route.
Stump Removal Pricing & Procedure
We price our stump removal based on the diameter of the tree at its widest point, which is located at the ground level of the tree. Pricing also depends on whether you would like us to haul the stump debris away or leave it onsite.
Herbicidal Stump Treatment
In some cases, stumps may continue to grow and cause problems for your yard. In these cases, we typically recommend herbicidal treatment, which prevents continued stump growth. This is a particularly useful solution in situations where the stump is inaccessible to our stump grinder, such as when it is growing very closely to a deck, fence, or other infrastructure. For inquiries about our herbicidal stump treatment, give us a call or fill out the form at right.
Herbicidal Stump Treatment vs. Stump Removal
Here at Jackson Tree Service we have years of experience and frequently get asked “what is the difference between normal stump removal and Herbicidal stump treatment?” Our answer is usually that there are a lot of differences while both plans of action deal with getting rid of your stump, Herbicidal stump treatment is a chemical process that causes stump growth and we usually recommend at our customer’s request or if the stump is in a spot were our stump grinder can’t fit. Stump herbicide stops stump growth; it will not destroy the stump. Traditional stump removal is usually our first recommendation if the stump is in a good location, and that’s because it gets rid of the stump quickly while also getting all visible roots out of there and eliminating you from having to look at the eyesore.
Who Is Jackson Tree Service?
Jackson Tree service is a family-owned business that runs and operates in our hometown St.louis we have been family owned and operated since the 1960’s. Jackson Tree Service started with Lawrence, who began each day armed with just a truck and a chainsaw. As our family grew, so did our business, with Lawrence’s son Dave taking over in 1986. In 2014, the leadership chainsaw was passed on to Mike, Dave’s son, who was well prepared by the experience of growing up in the family business. Today, Mike runs Jackson Tree Service with his wife, Rachel, and their four kids. Both Mike and Rachel are ISA-certified arborists with extensive knowledge of the tree care industry.
Whether you need help diagnosing a tree’s ailment, determining whether a tree should be removed, or caring for a particularly fragile tree, Jackson Tree Service can help. Contact our team of arborists and we’ll find a time to come out that works for you.
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