Stump Grinding and Tree Removal: What To Do With Leftover Wood Chips
On the surface, getting a tree removed might not seem like a big deal. But once it’s gone, and all that’s left to do is the stump grinding, you’ll realize how big of a space is left over. Taking down trees can really alter the look of your property!
When the tree stump is finally ground down and the space is clear, you’ll notice a bunch of wood chips that are left over. But don’t worry! Because trees are, of course, a product of nature, there are several eco-friendly recommendations that we have for your landscape!
Our Recommendations For Excess Wood Chips
One of the best things you can do with the wood chips left over from tree stump grinding is using it as an organic mulch for your plants and around other trees.
If applied correctly, mulch (specifically with wood chips) can be a great way to prevent weed growth. It can also help keep moisture in the soil, and regulate the soil’s temperature; both of which are key to maintaining a healthy landscape.
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- Preserve a seasonal garden: Maybe you have a seasonal garden where you plant veggies in the summer months. By laying down a newspaper or cardboard, then layering wood chips over that, you can actually preserve the soil underneath. The newspaper keeps the wood chips from composting into the soil. This way, the soil will be ready to use when the seasons change!
- Potted plants: Your potted plants can use some love, too! Smaller amounts of wood chips can be perfect for mulching potted flowers or small trees.
- Pathways in gardens: For larger gardens, wood chips can make great informal pathways. Corrosion and compaction can be kept to a minimum as you step on the wood chips.
- Add them to the composting pile: Of course, you can simply add these to an existing composting pile. Over time as they compost, they will add nutrients to the soil.
Stump Grinding and Tree Removal Done Right
We hope this article has provided some ideas of what you can do with wood chips after a tree removal service. Whether they add functionality, good looks, or health to the soil, leftover wood chips can be great to have.If you’re looking for a tree removal service on a commercial property or residential land, contact Grovin Farms for a quote. We use heavy machinery that helps us get the job done right the first time- safely and efficiently. (form fill below)