Tree Stump Removal St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Tree Service is your one stop stump removal company, offering stump grinding using our professional grade stump grinders. We have taken out thousands of tree stumps throughout St. Louis and St. Charles county over the years, and you could say we have it down to a science.
Leaving a tree stump behind after cutting down a tree can be unsightly and cause issues down the road. Stumps cut low to the ground can pose a safety risk as people can trip over them or fall onto them while walking, running, and playing in the area. Left over tree stumps can not only be an eyesore, but quickly become a new habitat for insects, snakes, and rodents. Old tree stumps can be infected with diseases such as honey fungus which can be toxic to your pets or the surrounding landscape.
At St. Louis Tree Service we are here to help with all your stump grinding, as well as new tree planting needs!
Tree Stump Diseases
Old tree stumps can harbor several types of root diseases such as honey fungus that can be toxic to your pets and other vegetation. The tree stump becomes a food source for this fungal disease which will then spread and attack other plants. Some of the trees most susceptible to this fungal disease include cedar, birch, apple, and maple. All trees found in abundance here in the bistate area. Even if you are able to remove the physical stump yourself, the fungus can remain behind in the ground. While removing the stump will slow down the immediate spread of the fungus, remaining spores can still spread slowly throughout the landscape, leading to other problems in the future. A trained stump grinding company can not only quickly take care of the physical stump, but also help with applying the safest and most effective fungicides to finish the job once the stump is gone. It is an important risk to consider, especially if you have other nearby plants, pets, wildlife, and trees you don't want to infect.
Stump Grinding Cost
Many customers are concerned with the cost of removing a stump and ask us how to remove a tree stump on their own. However, complete stump removal can be very difficult on your own, and stump removal costs can be very reasonable. The exact cost to remove your stump will depend on the size, age, and type of the tree, as well as how extensive we believe the root system may be and how diseases the tree stump appears. Most of the time, we can give you a very close estimate over the phone using your measurements.
Tree stump dislodging and root ball removal should always be performed by a trained professional using the proper equipment. Amateur methods such as burning tree stumps or the use of chemicals such as potassium nitrate to dissolve tree stumps can be dangerous, messy, and cause serious harm to the rest of your landscape. Fortunately, using a stump grinding service can be a very quick and cost efficient process if you choose a stump removal company with the right expertise and equipment. We've had many customers amazed at how fast our trained stump removal specialists can grind a stump and have the site cleaned up before they can even make a cup of coffee. So before you worry too much about the cost of stump grinding, give us a call for a fast, free, over the phone quote, you may be surprised just how affordable it can be! Our fast, affordable service will have you wondering why you didn't call us years ago!