The stump removal process is the more time consuming process of the two. It involves removing the tree stump and then digging out all the tree’s widespread roots. As you can imagine this process is time consuming and can involve heavy machinery in order to complete the job. You can remove the stump gradually over time by using chemicals that speed up the decomposing process. After completely removing the tree stump your left with an area free of roots and tree matter. Your able to put whatever landscaping you desire in that area. There are some issues to think about when considering tree stump removal. One of them is the initial cost. Which can be from 350 to 800 dollars depending on the size of the stump.
Stump Grinding Method
Stump Grinding is not as time consuming and is usually a more affordable alternative. This method usually takes under two hours to complete and cost anywhere from $100 to $400. In stump grinding the stump is mulched up into to tiny pieces of wood chips by a rotating blade. Stump grinding is much less intensive. Grinding is much more efficient than stump removal however it does sometimes leave some roots behind. If the stump is large, the chip pile produced can also be quite large, but the chips end up decomposing.