Stump Removal for Fort McMurray

Stump Removal
Fort McMurray

Don't be Stumped by a Tree Stump.

If you've had a tree removed, you may be left with a stump in the ground. While you have the option of leaving it there, it can attract pests and diseases that could harm other plants and trees in the vicinity.

Additionally, a stump can detract from the aesthetic appeal of a well-manicured lawn and pose a hazard when mowing around it. The roots may damage the mower or cause injury to the person operating it. Therefore, it's advisable to have the stump removed entirely. ​

It's important to remember that the stump is connected to a network of roots. The size of the roots can vary greatly, depending on the tree's age, ranging from 4 to 12 feet. Planting near these roots can be a challenge.   

Removing the entire stump and root system requires excavation. The area around the stump must be dug up to expose the root structure, which can then be removed. This creates a gap that needs to be filled in, but it also ensures that replanting can be done without interference from the old roots.  
Stump Removal in Fort McMurray

Stump Grinding for Fort McMurray

There's another method to eliminate tree stumps, which involves grinding them down. It's a much easier process than digging up the whole stump and its roots. Specialized equipment is used to break the stump into wood chips, which are suitable for decoration in gardens and other places. Sadly, the roots remain intact, posing a tripping hazard. They can take as long as 10 years to decompose, making it difficult to replant in the same spot due to the root system. ​

If you are uncertain about which stump removal method to choose, consider your plans for the area once the stump is removed. If you plan to plant something in the spot, it is advisable to remove both the stump and its roots completely. 

If you want to know more about the different methods, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We can offer guidance and talk about which one would be more suitable for your future goals. For Stump Removal, you can reach us at 587.854.9049 or if you prefer email, simply fill out the form on this page and we'll respond as soon as possible. You can rely on our knowledge and proficiency to provide you with the appropriate advice based on your requirements.