Have you recently cut down a tree in your yard and are tired of looking at the unsightly stump it left behind? If so, you should know that there are several different options available to you for ridding your yard of this stump once and for all. Taking the time to review each of the options outlined below can ultimately help to ensure you choose the option that is best suited to your particular needs.

Option #1: Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is a service that most tree service companies, like Tree Landers, have to offer. This service includes the use of a high powered grinder to remove all parts of the tree stump that exist above ground. By leaving the root system in tack, these services will allow you to avoid expensive, and messy excavation projects, as well as allowing your soil to benefit from the nutrients that the roots will provide during the natural decomposition process.

For most people, this stump removal option will prove ideal as it provides near instant results, and is fairly affordable. However, individuals who are looking to install a swimming pool or complete any other excavation projects in the area where the tree once stood, may find that allowing the underground portion of the stump to stay in tact is not realistic.

Option #2: Natural Decomposition

Over time, the tree stump will decompose naturally without any help from you. However, this process can take several years for even the smallest tree stumps. If you do not want to wait this long for nature to takes its course, there are products available that can help to speed up this natural decomposition process. By adding special bacteria to the tree stump, you will be able to consolidate a process that usually takes several years, into just a few month. The bacteria needed to make this possible can be purchased in the form of tree removal products from your local hardware or home improvement store.

This option is often the most affordable option available, however, it will also take the longest to produce results..

Option #3: Excavation

Using a mini excavator or backhoe, you will be able to remove the stump in its entirety, along with the root system that is attached to it. In most cases, this process can be completed in just a matter of minutes, making it the fastest option available.

During the excavation of your tree stump, you will also lose a large portion of the soil surrounding the stump, as well any grass or sod in the area. Consequently, returning your yard to a pre-excavation state can prove to be expensive and time consuming.