Stump grinding is a cleaner and more economical way to remove your stumps than excavating, as we explained in a previous article.
Stump grinding is a cleaner and more economical way to remove your stumps than excavating, as we explained in a previous article. However, there are some situations where stump grinding isn’t feasible. Here’s what you need to know:
Most stumps will take several years to decay, even after grinding
Many of your stumps with above-ground material are still alive, living on stores in their roots and trying to sprout enough foliage to keep living. These stumps can last for years before their reserves runout, and only then will decay begin.
If your stump is truly dead, it can still take a few years to decay completely. A stump that’s been ground down and buried is 100% dead, and will decay faster. Still, you’ll want to wait before you use the spot for certain things.
The time a stump takes to decay depends on its size and species, so we can’t give you an exact estimate. Expect softer woods like cottonwood and poplar to decay faster, while strong wood like that of the Doug fir will take longer.
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