Tree Removal and Stump Grinding
Tree services include services that are given to trees in either natural or built environment which can be pruning, trimming, thinning, felling, tree removal as well as stump grinding. This is usually done for various purposes such as obtaining raw materials for the timber industry. Tree services are also done so as to get rid of pest infested trees and branches so that they don’t spread to other trees and also they help in making roads more clear to see roadsides where there are many trees on the sides of the road. Ensuring safety during tree service activity is important to avoid accidents by following safety rules and also having protective clothing. Using tools and equipment that are proper when working on trees is also very key in ensuring efficient and effective work. Tree services are majorly offered in built environments including roadsides, landscapes both urban and suburban.
Tree removal is part of tree services offered. Removing a tree is usually done when the risks involved to the surrounding people, other trees, and vegetation is higher than its benefits. Aesthetics of a given landscape is usually paramount and any tree that does not enhance it is usually removed. Properly trained and qualified professionals are required to remove a tree to avoid damage to the surrounding plants and structure. Tree removal in a given surround will be dependent on the condition of the landscape, how the branches have been structured and also the condition of the tree itself. Tree removal requires the use of special tools which are suited to protect surrounding vegetation and structures such as electricity and telephone cables. Competing species around a removed tree mostly if they were competing for nutrients, water and light usually develop properly once it has been removed.
Once a tree is removed, a stump is usually left behind which needs to be removed. The stump left behind usually requires to be removed through a process called stump grinding to crush it into very small pieces which are easily disposed. Stump grinding may be done using a stump grinder also referred to as stump cutter that uses a rotating cutting disc at a very high speed to chip the stump and the roots away. Leaving a stump to decay for several years may bring about pests such as termites hence stump grinding helps avoid these pests. It is possible for sprouting on a stump to occur hence grinding it helps avoid development of the suckers which usually have little aesthetic value.
It is usually hard decision to make to remove a mature tree therefore one should avoid it when the tree is developing. The vigor and longevity of trees can be enhanced through proper care and maintenance hence preventing tree removal.