Tree stumps are unsightly side effects of tree removal and can house pests or insects during decay. Maltby and Company offers three options for handling a stump.
- Wait 8-10 years for the stump to decay naturally. Waiting for a stump to decay takes years. Some species will sprout from a stump forming a large woody shrub. Tree stumps attract unwanted insects and can lead to larger infestations.
- Grind the stump 4-6” below grade and backfill with resulting woodchips. Stumps can be ground to 4” to 6” below grade using special equipment. The resulting woodchips and soil are backfilled into the grinding hole; this is the easiest and most cost effective solution for stumps. Our crews can remove the stump grinding debris and completely restore the site with high quality topsoil and seed for an additional cost.
- Mechanically remove the stump and restore the hole with new topsoil. Completely excavating a stump will allow you to reclaim the beauty and use of that area, allowing for new grass, trees or plantings. This is usually done when construction is planned for the site as it can be a somewhat costly and intricate process.
Whether you are seeking to preserve the aesthetic value of your outdoor home or looking to prevent pests, our certified arborists are well equipped to meet your stump grinding and removal needs. Maltby and Company have been providing a full range of tree removal, pruning, and arborcare services throughout Eastern MA for over 65 years.
Call 781-344-3900 or email us to schedule a no obligation site visit & evaluation by our certified arborists today!