What Can We Do With Stump Grindings Other Than It Being Debris or Waste

When you get tree removal, you will be left with a tree stump after removing most of the tree. You can’t leave the tree stump and the tree’s roots. Therefore, in Fresno, CA, tree removal services will use stump grinders to assist with stump grinding. What happens after the stump grinding? What do you do with the material left behind by the stump removal? We will cover everything you need to know about stump grinding services and what you can do with the remains.

Tree Stump Removal

Many homeowners require stump removal after a tree dies, looks terrible, or causes problems in its current location. Once the tree services company cuts down the tree, they will use a stump grinder to facilitate stump grinding procedures that remove the remaining tree stump.

It can become a tripping hazard if you don’t altogether remove the tree stump. Additionally, tree stumps provide an attractive place for pests to reside. Furthermore, if you don’t remove tree stumps, you can damage your yard. The root systems and pests may start to cause problems for other trees.

Removing the stump involves a specialized machine that grinds the stump down into dust. After the stump grinding process, you will have the mess left behind. Most people will take the grinding material and put it into a lawn bag for the sanitation worker to dispose of. However, there may be a better way.

It’s important not to attempt stump removal yourself. You may damage your lawn or forget an important consideration, such as electrical lines or pipelines. Additionally, you probably don’t have the required powerful machines to get the job done. And the city of Fresno, CA, requires homeowners to use professional stump removal services for safety reasons. You will get a fine if you do the work without the proper permits. To get the appropriate licenses, you must have the right experience in tree removal.

What to Do With Stump Grindings

It’s our responsibility as homeowners to use remains from stump grinding thoughtfully. Over the years, environmental concerns have come to the forefront, and everyone must do their part. Here are some things you can do with the shredded tree stump

Fill In Holes From Removed Tree Stumps

One of the easiest and most practical ways of using the remains from your tree stump is to fill in the holes where the old tree stumps used to be.

Take the material and fill in the hole almost to the top. Ensure that you pack the material rather tightly. Top it with topsoil after you fill a majority of the spot.

Use It as Mulch

Many homeowners use the grindings for mulch. Mulch is used to let the soil breathe and absorb moisture.

You’ll need to remove grass from the grindings. Leaves, however, can remain in the mixture. Large plants, such as a new tree, require roughly 6 inches of mulch. Other plants need less mulch.

You can use leftover mulch-like wood chips in the play area of your yard. Kids can play on top of the material without you worrying about damaging grass or plants.

Turn It Into Compost

Composting refers to the eco-friendly method of recycling organic matter right at home. When you turn your grindings into compost, it won’t take up space in the landfills unnecessarily.

Sawdust contains high levels of carbon, putting it into the category of “brown compost.” To balance this out, you should mix it with “green compost” high in nitrogen, such as vegetable and fruit waste.

Hiring a Stump Removal Tree Service

When you need stump grinding, hire the right tree services company. Here are some things to look for when looking into tree service.

Local Experience

You need to have a company that understands how to care for trees in Fresno, CA.

The five most common trees in Fresno, CA, include:

  • Black elderberry
  • Fremont Cottonwood
  • Valley Oak
  • Western Sycamore
  • Willow


Be sure to ask your tree service how much experience they have with the trees in your yard. Different trees require different care. Some trees may also be more difficult to remove than others.

It would help if you also asked how well-versed the tree service is in the local laws. City ordinances vary regarding permits and procedures, and you need a company that is up to date on the specific rules in your area.

Eco-Friendly Practices

Whenever working with trees, you must consider the impact trees have on our environment. You can’t simply get rid of the trees. You need to remove trees in an eco-friendly way.

Some companies use efficient machinery. You can also talk to the tree service about planting new trees to make up for the ones you had removed.

Professional Team

Customer service plays a significant role in your experience. It would help if you had a team with knowledge, effective operations, and friendly service.

A good team can answer your questions and set you up with the best services at a time that works for you. They will also have procedures to help customers after completing the services.

Cut Rite Tree Service In Fresno, CA

Contact Cut Rite Tree Service if you need more information on what you can do with the sawdust left behind after stump grinding.

Cut Rite Tree Service offers stump grinding with a stump grinder, minor tree trimming, and additional services related to other plants.

We can offer a fabulous job at an affordable price for whatever services you need related to trees in your yard. If you have multiple stumps, call for a free estimate.

With elbow grease, you can remove the entire stump and turn the remains into something useful.

Call today for your free quote!


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Fresno, CA 93727 



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