A tree stump can take up to 10 years to rot away if it is left to decay naturally. The exact time that it takes for the stump to rot completely will depend on the type of tree and the conditions present in your yard. You can speed up the decay process by applying a fertilizer with a heavy concentration of nitrogen to the ground that surrounds the tree stump.
Once a stump is removed, is there a big hole left where the stump used to be?
The stump removal method that you choose will determine whether there is a hole left where the tree stump used to be. Stump extraction involves removing both the stump and its roots, and the removal of the roots may leave you with a hole in your yard. Stump grinding removes just the tree stump, and since the stump's roots are allowed to remain, there is no hole left in your yard.
Can a new tree be planted in the same spot after a stump has been removed?
If you wish to plant a new tree in the same spot after a stump has been removed, your best best is to have the stump extracted. Stump extraction removes the old tree's roots, and this will give the new tree room to grow. With stump grinding, the tree stump's roots are left intact.
Is there a limit to the size of stump that can be ground or removed?
Tree stumps of all sizes can be ground or removed from your property. If you're choosing to have a very large tree stump extracted instead of ground, it's important to remember that this will be a major task, since a tree's root ball can grow to be four to ten times the size of the tree.
What is stump extraction?
Stump extraction involves removing the entire tree stump and its roots from your yard. Stump extraction is a more complicated and time-consuming procedure than stump grinding, which involves simply grinding away the tree stump and leaving the roots intact. With stump extraction, you may be left with a hole in your yard once the tree stump's roots have been removed.