Sadly, the large oak tree nestled away in your picturesque backyard has died.
When you call Bloomington Tree Care we'll come out to your home and remove the dead tree. You can absolutely count on us for that!
And the stump left over? Some people like to keep them as "nature's seats" while others prefer they be removed. If you want to keep your stump, we'll spray the stump to discourage any regrowth. [The spray attacks the vascular system.] However, if the tree was diseased, we strongly discourage homeowners from keeping the stump as the disease will live within the stump and spread to other healthy ones nearby.
The size of the stump is another criteria to consider when deciding whether to keep the stump. If it's too small to be useful, it will likely be a safety hazard that someone may trip over and expose you to a lawsuit. Best case scenario, it's just an eye-sore in an otherwise beautiful yard. Some clients opt to plant flowers around the stump to hide it. If your roots have come up from underground, though, this isn't a viable option. And, if they did have a disease, it's not recommended that you plant anything in that location (even when you have the stump removed.)
Some people think they will save money by renting a stump grinder at the local hardware store and doing the work themselves. Before you do that, let us give you a quote to remove the stump. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised. As Popular Mechanics reported in a recent article entitled Stump Grinder Tips, "Landscapers charge according to the size of the stump. Expect to pay between $90 and $150 to have a 24-in.-dia. stump removed. You can rent a gas-powered stump grinder for about $100 to $190 per day, depending on the size of the machine. Therefore, if you only have to remove a stump or two, you'd be better off hiring a pro."
The cost is one factor. So is the fact that grinding out a tree stump is hard work! Whether you have one tree stump or many, you might want to consider giving Bloomington Tree Care a call. If you don't have a very strong back or if you aren't used to manual labor, grinding out tree stumps may be harder on your body than you imagine. Besides which, is that really how you want to spend your days off?
Give us a call and we will gladly come get rid of that tree stump eye-sore in the middle of your yard. We'll grind it out so that you can fill the hole with dirt and nobody will ever know that the tree existed in that spot once before. We usually go about 20” below the ground to make sure we get the roots. Multiply this by the diameter of the stump and that'll give you an idea of how much top soil you will need for filling the hole.
At Bloomington Tree Care we hope you be your "go to" tree care service for generations to come. We know we must earn your trust and respect and look forward to delivering on that first job for you so that we can prove ourselves.
Whether we cut down the tree or you just need a local stump grinding company to remove the stump - we'll send out the best qualified and best trained arboriculturists to eliminate your stump.