Stump Removal

stump removal

Why Remove Tree Stumps?

Removing a tree is only half the job. The other half is getting the stump out of the ground. Without the right knowledge and equipment, this can be almost impossible to do thoroughly. We at Newbury Park Tree Service, Inc. offer the latest state-of-the-art stump removal techniques. The most common type of stump removal method is stump grinding. Stump grinding provides a straight forward, less abrasive, and cost effective alternative to traditional stump removal methods.

A stump grinding machine mechanically grinds stumps below the soil line up to 18" in depth, depending on the machine. This process only takes a few minutes and leaves a hole where the stump used to be. The hole can be filled with the residual stump mulch left behind, or top soil, if requested. Stump grinding sometimes does not extract the entire stump, depending on the size of the tree, however this technique typically breaks the root ball apart, eliminating the need for any further treatment of the stump. Removing the stump will enhance the beauty and increase the value of your landscape in the long run.

Root Pruning

Pruning the roots of trees is not a common practice. But when sidewalks, streets and other man made structures run the risk of being cracked or heaved out of place because of problem root systems, root pruning is one alternative besides removing the tree. The objective for root pruning is to ensure the integrity of the structure you are trying to save while maintaining the health, stability, and longevity of the tree.

Root pruning is the process where a machine cleanly severs the root system between the tree and the structure they are intruding upon. In most cases, after pruning the roots, a root barrier is installed to insure when the roots grow back, that they grow down and deep, thus preventing heaving.

Whenever trees are root pruned, there is always a risk of tree failure. There are many factors which are involved such as tree species, size, age, existing problems, site conditions, vigor, and extent of pruning. Because trees can experience tremendous damage following root pruning, always have the trees inspected by a certified arborist prior to pruning. An arborist can help predict how the trees will respond to the procedure.