Know Your Tree Services – Stump Grinding and Removal

July 11, 2022  in  Commercial Residential Tree Felling Tree Surgeon by dermotcaseytreecare

Ireland is renowned for its emerald, green countryside. We are lucky to live in one of the most fertile countries in the world. It is ideal for farming and for homeowners with green fingers who love to maintain their gardens.

Trees are among our most prized possessions in any home or business area; however, they can also pose some problems from time to time. You may need professionals for several tree services, this may be to maintain your gardens, clear out building areas or for safety.

Tree surgery, stump removal, and hedge trimming are critical in landscaping. If you have a lot of stumps in your yard, overgrown bushes or unhealthy trees, you may need to look for help from Dermot Casey Tree care.

We’ll have a quick look at just two of the tree services from Dermot Casey Tree care and you can see some pros and cons of the actions that we may take.

Tree Removal and Grinding Tree Services:

Is It Better to Grind or Remove a Tree Stump?

If you have a tree stump or stumps in your garden, driveway or another area of hindrance, you may want to have it removed. There are two popular approaches at Dermot Casey Tree care.

These are tree stump removal and stump grinding.

Each has pros and cons.

The following are some of the benefits and drawbacks of the two options:

Stump Removal


  • Replanting is simple
  • The stump and roots are completely removed.


  • Environmentally unfriendly
  • When it’s removed, it can leave behind a hole.
  • Time-consuming

Stump Grinding


  • Mulch can be derived from the stump
  • Eco-friendly
  • Grinding leaves no holes in your garden
  • Less labour-intensive
  • The process is quicker.


  • Potentially hazardous to youngsters
  • Root rot
  • Potential for future sprouting
Why Should You Remove Tree Stumps?

Removing the tree stump is a good idea for several reasons.

  • As tree stumps decompose, they provide breeding sites for termites and other nasty crawlies.
  • A tree stump left next to your house might attract bugs that can cause significant damage if they make their way into your home. You should remove the tree stump to prevent this from occurring.
  • In addition, if the tree stump is still in place, its roots run deep. When mowing the grass, your lawnmower can run over its roots accidentally. This might lead to costly repairs for your damaged lawnmower.
  • Finally, it might prove impossible to plant flowers or new trees in the same area. New plants may find it hard to take root because of the extensive network of the stump’s roots.

Tree Services


It’s important to examine why you need the tree stump removed, is it simply unsightly, will you be building on the area, and how large was the tree and root system.

Allow Dermot Casey Tree care to help with our tree services by providing as much information as possible.

We will examine the areas to work on, inform you of the best approach and when given the go-ahead, work on your tree stump removal or grinding.

When undertaking tree services care, there are steps to follow to ensure you have the result you desire, Dermot Casey Tree care will do all we can to get you those results.

Our other tree services:

Here we wanted to provide you with a snapshot of one of our tree services, but we also undertake trimming, landscaping, tree testing and maintenance to ensure your home and business green areas are safe and healthy.

Get in touch with us today should you have any questions about stump removal or trimming and any of our other services.