If you have a hazard tree in your yard or one that needs to come down for other reasons, you may be wondering does tree removal include roots? This is a hard question to answer because some companies will bundle tree removal with stump removal and other companies will list it as a separate task. Either way, removing a stump is something that you want to strongly consider because it’s the best way to reclaim the ground are where a tree once stood.
What is the best way to get rid of a tree stump? You have a few choices when it comes to doing this. Although they may seem similar, they are actually two distinct types of stump removal that also are vastly different when it comes to pricing. They are:
Complete Stump Removal
This is by far the hardest and most time-consuming way to eliminate the left behind stump after you have taken a tree down. As such, it’s also the most expensive form of stump removal. This is because to remove a stump completely an excavator machine will have to dig around the entire root ball to remove it. It’s something that can require some very extensive digging and precision equipment work for larger trees.
So, when the answer to does tree removal include roots is no, then you have to make sure the price of this type of stump removal process is necessary for how you want to repurpose the ground where a tree once stood. Total stump removal is necessary under such circumstances as wanting to build a swimming pool in the area, putting on an addition where the tree once stood that has a foundation that will go slightly into the ground, and for species of trees where their roots will continue to grow even after the main part of the tree has been cut down.
This is by far the most popular way of removing a stump. That’s because it’s the least invasive method for doing and the least costly too. The biggest drawback to this method of stump removal is the stump is only ground down into the ground around 18”. This depth is suitable for such things as replanting or building a patio area but not for other backyard projects such as putting in a swimming pool, embedding poles, or putting up structures that need a sturdy foundation.
To best determine whether stump grinding is the preferred method of stump removal for your situation, it's best to again consult with a tree expert and get their professional opinion on the matter. Ask them at that time does tree removal include roots and if they say no, then try and work out a package price with them for this service so you can get the job done right and save a little money in the process.
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Jeff is tree pro, bobcat pro, and more with 20+ years servicing Deltona, Sanford, Deland, Debary, Orange City, and all of the surrounding communities.