Within the wood of the tree, the limbs, trunk, and roots conserve starch; (food/energy). When in the case of a removal, the tree is cut to ground level a live tree will almost certainly use its starch reserve in the remaining roots to put up new shoots around the stump. To eliminate this problem and bring the stump below grade we grind the root plate of the stump to separate the spreading root system. This breaks up the tree’s starch reserve so that it hasn’t the energy to put up new shoots.
We leave the stumped area one inch above grade to allow for settling. The area is then ready for sodding, grass seed , etc.