Stumps can be unsightly, major tripping hazards to children, and a nuisance for lawn mowers. While it isn't mandatory to have your stumps and/or roots ground, it can take years for them to naturally decompose. In the meantime, the stumps themselves will become a nesting sight for pests like termites and ants.
Certain types of trees, like Vitex, may attempts to grow new shoots after being cut to the ground. In these cases we recommend full root removal. Another reason for full root and stump removal is to create more room in flower beds. Many homeowners removing trees may request stump and root grinding to create an even surface for flagstone pathways or concrete pathways.
Stump grinding is a great option for stumps with easy access and the finished product (shown in bottom right photo) is much easier on the eyes. When possible, we will provide you with the cost to stump grind any trees we may be removing or any existing stumps you may want to get rid of. In the event that you choose to have stump grinding services, Rothco will handle the coordination and marking of all gas, electric, and communications lines in the surrounding areas to help prevent damage to any existing underground utilities.
Limitations of Stump Grinder:
Proximity of home and other unavoidable structures
Accessibility for the machine itself
In the event that we are unable to use the stump grinder, we may be able to hand remove the stump and/or roots.