Stump Removal Techniques In Florida

Tree stumps never look good in our lush green lawns and landscaping. In some circumstances, even after a tree has been cut or has fallen off its place, you will see that the tree stump remains for a long time. This small portion of the tree trunk is stuck in the roots of the ground where the tree once stood. In some cases, the trees regenerate out of these stumps while in others they do not. Stump removal is essential to clear the space for growing another tree.

In stump removal techniques the whole stump along with the root ball of the tree is removed. This is considered to be a slightly difficult process. Normally, when the tree grows, the root ball grows along with it. The root ball expands considerably giving in to large root sizes. General size of the root ball would be about four to ten times the size of a tree. This is why the root ball removal is considered challenging by most stump removal professionals. Once the root ball is removed using stump removal techniques there is a huge hole in the ground, where the tree stood once. 

stump after tree cutting

With the stump grinding technique once the tree has been cut to ground level or removed, the stump is removed. While performing tree stump grinding, the stump is first ground using a stump grinder into small pieces. These small pieces are such that they can be used as a ground cover or a mulch. After the stump is ground using the grinder until it is a few inches below the earth, this portion is covered by dirt. After a period of time, the portion will decay into the soil along with the roots surrounding it.


Stump Red Flags

Rotting stumps attract termites, grubs, spiders and other insects to the perimeter of your home or building. Tree stumps are unsightly, hazardous and get in the way of future landscaping, gardening or construction. The best time to remove a stump is when the tree is being removed, but if you have stumps from previous falls or cuttings, we can remove those too.

stump removal stump grinding


Grinding and removing tree stumps and roots is a hefty task requiring the use of special equipment. Special care has to be given to the surrounding turf, soil and root systems, and any cavity has to be filled in. Our tree experts can recommend the best stump removal plan for your property.

Palm Stump between fence and cement


Zimmerman Tree Service will professionally remove your tree stumps and prune the roots of your trees with our top-of-the-line, commercial grade equipment and experienced, tree care maintenance staff. We will remove your stumps of any size to make room for new landscaping. After removing your tree stumps, we will leave your area free of debris, clean and safe.

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