Root removal and stump grinding are sometimes confused. Knowing the differences as well as their advantages is critical to understanding what process is most appropriate for your property. RJ Clements Stump Grinding has years of expertise in removing tree roots from commercial and residential properties in Melbourne, Cocoa, and Palm Bay, Florida. Our procedures for removing tree roots is efficient, safe, affordable, and the process will leave you free from worry that you could face unexpected issues with space or soil that is left behind.
Stump Grinding Versus Root Removal
Tree root removal is a very different process from tree grinding and has its own challenges that are worth considering before you make the decision. A tree’s root ball is often far larger and spreads farther than most people imagine. It measures as wide as the tree’s canopy, but in many cases, if you have been regularly pruning your tree, this is a flawed way of measuring. It’s far more likely that the tree root ball is twice as wide as the trunk diameter. And this is also an approximation due to the weather conditions, how close a tree is planted to other trees, as well as the soil or the tree’s ability to grow naturally downward. In many cases, root removal leaves a large hole in the ground and you will need to have a plan for how to fill the space.
Choosing the Right Method
It’s often necessary to remove tree roots when they interfere with other growth on your lawn or if your home or commercial property is in danger of structural damage from root invasion. Choosing the right methods is critical and you must consider the surrounding area. Some properties can benefit from mechanical tree removal whereby our sophisticated machinery can excavate below the soil to remove the entire tree roots, leaving you with large space vacated by the root. This is often an opportunity to replant or redesign a space.
Chemical or Mechanical Removal
Tree roots do not always grow in the direction, diameter or downward path to the depth we anticipate because of the environmental challenges they face. This is why skilled prior assessment is critical when a tree root is removed. The age of the tree, the diameter of the root, the condition of the tree soil, and the amount of space for machinery also play a part in the decision for the means of removal. In some cases, the use of chemicals can be a risk to pets and children and still not gain you immediate change as it sometimes takes several months to achieve success.
Benefit of Professional Root Removal
BJ Clements Stump Grinding offers several options for successfully removing tree roots. Our team has years of experience in root removal in order to assist you in making the most efficient and cost-effective choice for your property. Root removal is an invasive process that requires highly skilled professionals to help you explore your options and our team is uniquely qualified for this role.