What to do after tree removal

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blessed 1, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I had 3 pine tree's (60 ft+) removed over the weekend, they left 3 mounds with holes full of chips. My question is how do I smooth the mounds out and do I have to dig out the wood chips from the stump grinder, add top soil, then plant grass or what?
  2. wilawns

    wilawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    yea you will have to dig out the wood chips... if you leave them in and just seed over them over time they will decompose and settle and youll get a diviot. after you dig them out fill it back up with a fill dirt i wouldnt use topsoil bc that settles over time and youd be left with a divot again
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Also, the fresh wood chips will not have a pH that is turf friendly. Put in some nice loam after you get rid of the chips and then seed.
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    u gonna have settling anyway bud. unles they somehow removed the root system.
    id put some dirt in,plant grass an plan on fixin it a couple o times over the next 5-6 yrs.unless somebody knows somethin i dont . this is just gonna happen.
  5. remove chips, add topsoil, seed
    also you will get mushrooms once the roots start to decay.
  6. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    Exactly. It could happen longer even than 5-6 years.

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