What makes a stump hard to grind? There are three main factors that contribute to stump toughness:
Spring doesn’t begin until March 20th. That means we’ve got roughly 1.5 months left of winter.
Of all the trees that Puget Sound homeowners are likely to have in their yard, cottonwoods are the most dangerous. There’s several reasons for that:
As a general rule, a stump that produces no foliage is dead. However, in rare circumstances, it’s technically possible for it to live on.
Howdy, friends, and happy new year!
Winter’s only just gotten started, so we’ll touch on a few seasonal reminders, before taking a look at the lumber market and some other content. For more info on winter tree tips, you can view the last newsletter here.
Rock salt can dehydrate and kill trees...so be careful when applying it to icy driveways.
Yes, tree stumps are still alive. At least, they are for a while after the tree is first cut down. Like all organisms, trees are stubborn and will struggle to survive against all odds.
When it comes to grinding, you’ll have to wait for the stump to decay before building over the spot. Why? Because the underground part of the stump will leave a sinkhole behind as it rots, creating cracks and/or potholes in garage slabs, foundations, driveways and patios.
Winter begins this month (Dec 21). Here are a few things to be thinking about as we move into the coldest part of the year:
There are three threats to protect your utilities from with tree and stump removal:
Stump grinding is a cleaner and more economical way to remove your stumps than excavating, as we explained in a previous article.
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