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Stump grinding service
As a homeowner there are many reasons you might find yourself in need of tree
service. You may have a dying willow, a large stump, or unruly foliage, which has
begun to take over your yard. Whatever the reason, you have determined the
task is best left to the professionals. Once you have decided to contact an expert
you will want to ensure you are requesting the correct service. In addition to this,
after you have made contact, foreign terms may be thrown out, and you will want
to be knowledgeable about what the arborist is talking about. Stump grinding
Tree service encompasses a variety of tasks. Below are some key terms to assist in
a smooth interaction between you and the arborist.
Down only v. standard removal:
Down only, is the removal of the tree with no clean up. Whereas, standard will
include clean up, fire wood chopping, and removal of debris.
Stump grinding v. stump digging: Digging is the actual digging around the stump
followed by its removal. In comparison, grinding, involves cutting pieces of the
stump away and then placing them into a grinder. Grinding is the preferred
method by tree service professionals because it produces a lower impact on the
Cleaning v. thinning:
Both of these techniques involve the removal of branches and other foliage.
Cleaning removes dead growth that is inhibiting new growth. Thinning allows for
more light and air movement within the canopy.
Elevation v. reduction: Both actions change the height of the tree. Elevation
removes lower branches to allow for more clearance in the underbrush.
Reduction, however, reduces the canopy by shaping its height and spread.
Other important items to know:
Emergency removal: Many tree service companies will offer a 24 hour line to
contact them in case of an emergency. Emergencies may include a tree that has
fallen and caused damage during a storm. In some instances the company will
provide a temporary patch until you can install a permanent fix.
Cabling: This process will help prevent damage. If you believe harm is about to
happen due to unsteady foliage, cables will be placed to stabilize and prevent
injury from occurring. Cabling provides time to determine the best course of
action. Stump grinding business
Evaluation: An evaluation can be given for any and all services. An evaluation can
also be done to establish a maintenance plan for care.
Being aware of the proper vernacular is imperative in any field. Should an
emergency arise knowing the correct language when speaking to a certified
arborist can help save time, money, and stress.