Trees are an essential part of the landscape in Montana. They provide shade on our blistering hot days, maintain the integrity of our lands by holding soil together during storm seasons, and provide visual stimulation for all of us to enjoy all year round.
But sometimes, trees can become a hazard to our homes, city infrastructure, or other flora in the area by blocking too much light, and need to be cut down so smaller trees, or brush can flourish, or to protect our structures. What is left behind after harvest, is the root systems, and base of the tree, also known as the stump.
There are a few reasons for stump removal to take place. Sometimes, even though the tree has been removed, the stump remains living, and can actually start producing new tree growth, which makes waste of all the work and financial resources that went into the initial tree removal process. Stumps can also be an eyesore, or even worse, a hazard to people on your property, especially children running around and playing. Stumps are also a breeding ground for pests like termites, and certain types of fungus which can spread to other landscape features.
You can count on us to take care of the potential hazards that can be caused by our fallen flora through a stump removal process called stump grinding. Our specialty stump grinding equipment will ensure the job is done properly, and efficiently the first time, so you can get back to enjoying your yard, without any concerns of injury taking place from tripping over stumps that have been left behind from tree removal.
We are equipped to take on any size stump. The grindings from the stump will be left behind for you to use as mulch for your yard or garden, or can be removed for an additional fee. There are also excavation or chemical methods for stump removal, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. One of our representatives would be happy to help you decide which method of removal works best for your needs.
The advantages of stump grinding are that almost any size stump can be taken care of in practically any location with the main disadvantage being, that the owner will be left with the grindings (which can also be an advantage if you are in need of some fresh mulch). Excavation can be tricky, and usually requires large equipment, unless the stumps are exceptionally small. It is also often difficult to find a place to dispose of a large trunk, as the root systems can be quite extensive. The main advantage of excavation, is that there are no grindings left behind for you to deal with. For chemical removal, you won't need specialized equipment, but the process takes a while, and the rot can sometimes attract unwanted pests, and fungi.
Whichever stump removal process you choose, at Billings stump removal and tree service we can set you on the right track to ensure that the job gets done quickly, and safely so you can get back to enjoying your land.