Troublesome trees leave behind terribly unsightly stumps
You have finally had the troublesome tree removed. Now, it’s left behind an ugly stump. Tree stumps are an eyesore. If it has a living root system, tiny shoots and mushrooms sprout out of the stump. They waste your precious outdoor space, ruin your lawn mower and are a trip hazard.
The smallest tree stump takes several years to rot and there are chances of it spreading a tree decay fungal disease as well. Stump grinding is a simple, yet safe and a cost effective manner of dealing with an unwanted tree stump.
Don’t get stumped in Cedar Rapids. Let CR Tree Care stamp it out for you
We offer stump grinding services to all residents in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our arborists remove the tree stumps and the roots beneath by grinding it down to the very base to where the roots branch off by using a special tool called a stump grinder. For older or bigger trees, the stump grinder would work to remove large roots as well.
And we also don’t leave gaping holes in your landscape. The stumps are ground to 4” to 6” below ground level. It is then refilled with the wood chips and the surrounding soil. You can now replant your garden flower beds or even another tree. Planning a lawn extension or even construction of new structures? Stump grinding is your answer.
Stuck with a stump in an awkward spot?
Stump removal and stump grinding is a tedious process. Often, trees have a very complex root system which could spread out to several yards from where it is located. Roots are also known to damage to structures like sidewalks, building foundations, roadways, as well as masonry. Sometimes large roots grow far and wide and send up new shoots called suckers. These shoots can grow into another tree. So it is essential to know about the species of the tree to decide whether the roots need to be removed.
Specialized equipment, years of experience and of course plenty of concentrated force is required to carry out a stump grinding job perfectly. While you could rent a stump grinder and try it out yourself, it is expensive, time-consuming and bothersome. This is a task that requires the expertise of a trained tree care professional.
You would also need to deal with the task of disposing of the wood chips which are left behind for garden mulch. If you don’t have a plan to use them, we can arrange to have them taken away. Insects no longer like to live in the ground wood chips because it is no longer a desirable environment for their survival. However, should you prefer, our experienced crew can clear away the stump grinding mulch and completely replace the area with new loam for an additional cost.
At CR Tree Care, we specialize in stump grinding and stump removal in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Simply call 319-774-4920 or fill out the web form to schedule a no obligation site visit for your stump removal project or for other specialized tree services such as tree trimming, cabling and bracing, and tree removal.