Keeping Your Trees Strong
Stump grinding is one of the best things to do while working in the yard, and it also helps to bring some of the dirt and debris that are stuck to the trees back out of the ground. This is really the only way to remove the litter. You see the ground is pulled away from the tree roots and in the process the soil is excavated which then loosens the tree. It also loosens the stems of the trees which eventually makes it much easier to work on the tree.
While this process is not exactly good for the tree, you have to know that with that other process, if the tree has become diseased or damaged you cannot work on it anymore. Stump grinding gives you a chance to work on it and remove the tree in the process. I used to love it when I used to log in my wood shed. We had a couple of trees and when I would find some white clumps of dirt sticking up it would bring them out.
Now you see what I mean. Stump grinding goes a long way in getting some of the ground out of the ground. It also makes it easier to do the things you need to do to the trees. You can get a chip saw, sometimes called a chipper saw, to get the ground out.
It is also a great way to check that the ground is clean around the tree you are working on. If it is not, you can dig around the tree to check to see if it is loose. When it is not, you know that you should go back and fill it in with your grit or some other kind of coarse grit. This kind of activity is fun and can be done while working in the yard as well. It is an exercise in all the ways you can get to work in the yard.
The other thing you can do is clean up the stump to make it look a little better. You can get an extractor, also called a hoe. You can get some wood and be a pauper, and you can work around in your tree and at the same time pull out all the dirt. This is a lot more fun than digging up a new stump or mowing down a tree with a spade or hoe.
Stump grinding helps in keeping the roots of the tree healthy. If the roots are not healthy roots will not do well. If the roots are healthy, you do not have to worry about them rotting. Stump grinding and regular maintenance can help keep the tree going strong.
Stumps also need maintenance to keep them from rotting. When you look at some stumps you will notice that they are made of old plant material. This plant material usually consists of leaves and branches and other dead wood that has been uprooted and left to gather moisture. It is part of what has made it possible for the tree to grow in the area that it does.