Stump Removal Calgary

Stump Removal For Calgary Alberta

Feeling confused about what to do with a tree stump? Don't worry, there are plenty of options!

After a tree has been removed, a stump may be left behind, prompting a decision on whether or not to remove it. Leaving the stump as is may seem like an option, but it can become a hub for pests and diseases that can harm surrounding plants and trees.   Furthermore, a tree stump can ruin the aesthetic of a well-maintained lawn and create obstacles during lawn mowing. It is important to exercise caution while mowing around the stump as the roots can cause damage to the mower or pose a threat to your safety. Therefore, it is recommended to completely remove the stump to avoid these issues. ​

Remember that when removing a tree, there will still be a network of roots attached to the stump. These roots can vary in size, stretching anywhere from 4 to 12 feet, depending on how old the tree was. It can be difficult to plant anything near these roots.

Excavation is necessary to completely remove a stump and its roots. The ground surrounding the stump must be dug up to expose the root structure, allowing for removal of the entire system. This leaves behind a void that will need to be filled in, but it guarantees that replanting can be done without interference from the old roots.  

Stump Grinding for Calgary Alberta

If you want to get rid of a tree stump, there is an alternative method that is easier than digging out the entire stump and its roots. Grinding the stump down is a simpler solution. This process uses specialized equipment to break the stump into wood chips that can be used for decoration in gardens and other areas. However, the roots are still present and can pose a tripping hazard as they decompose. It can take up to 10 years for the roots to fully decompose, making replanting in the same area difficult.

Determining the best stump removal method may depend on your plans for the area post-removal. If you intend to plant something in the space, it may be more beneficial to completely remove the stump and its roots.   If you want to know more about the unique methods we use, get in touch with us. We are here to offer guidance and help you determine which one would be more suited to your future goals. 

To get in touch with us, you may either call us at 587.612.5041 for Stump Removal or fill out the form on this page for email communication. You can depend on our knowledge and proficiency to provide you with the right counsel that is tailored to your requirements.