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Keeping Your Trees Safe From Strong Storms Australian weather can be so volatile. One moment you're basking in the sun, and the next minute there's a ferocious thunderstorm surrounding your home. When we moved to our first property, we had a near-miss when part of a tree came down during a storm. Luckily, it missed our house, but it did flatten my gorgeous rose garden. Tree maintenance is very important in Australia, and my blog deals with all the different ways you can maintain the health of your trees. From pruning to identifying tree rot, find out how to look after your trees, so they don't come tumbling down when the winds pick up.

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What Is Stump Grinding And How Can It Help With Land Clearing?

If you have trees or very large shrubs that you need to remove from your garden, stump grinding can be a very effective way of ensuring they do not grow back. Stump removal by any other means can be a challenge. If the roots have been established for many years, they will hang onto the stump, making it almost impossible to remove from the ground. Stump grinding is a way of grinding up the entire stump and turning it into mulch. 

How Stump Grinding Works

Stump grinding is one of the most effective means of land clearing and will take a stump back down to ground level. Most stump grinding machines are fairly large in size but are mounted on wheels, making them easy to transport to the site of the tree stump that needs to be removed. A sharp blade on the underside of the stump grinding machine is powered by an engine. The blade moves from side to side, cutting the stump as it goes. As it cuts into the stump, the stump is turned into a mulch material much like sawdust. This is easy to remove and can even be used on your garden to prevent weeds. 

What Happens After Stump Grinding?

Once the stump has been removed, you will be left with a hole. The good news is that this hole can be easily filled with soil so that it blends in with the rest of your garden, or you can lay turf over the soil. In the majority of cases, it is hard to believe that there was ever a tree growing where the stump was removed. Stump grinding is one of the most effective and safest forms of tree stump removal and will ensure you are not left with an unsightly stump that could also pose a trip hazard. 

Finding A Stump Grinding Company

Most tree care companies offer stump grinding as part of their services. Whether you have a tree that is dead or dying or you have a tree that you need to be removed to make space, a company with a stump grinder is the best option for removing the tree to ground level. Look for companies that offer mobile stump grinding and land clearing services and who have a good track record and recent testimonials. Most tree care companies can also provide soil or turf to cover the hole or give you advice on planting if you wish to plant another tree or vegetables in the same location in the future. 

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