Does the stump have to be ground out and removed?

The stump does NOT have to be ground out, but stumps with bark intact from infested/diseased tree removal may not extend more than 3” above the ground. If the stump is taller than 3”, it must be completely debarked. Shade tree pests can continue to reproduce beneath the bark of a stump, allowing for the infestation/infection of other nearby healthy trees. If the stump is in a high traffic or mowed-and-maintained area, you may want to consider removing it for aesthetic or safety reasons. However, it is not necessary for insect/disease control.

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1. What is a Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector?
2. What is an ISA Certified Arborist?
3. What should I ask for when I am hiring an arborist or tree company?
4. What happens when a tree is infested with emerald ash borer, or diseased with oak wilt and/or Dutch elm disease and is marked for removal?
5. What are the removal requirements for an infested/diseased tree?
6. What does DBH mean? What factors influence how much a tree will cost to remove?
7. How do I dispose of the wood and brush debris?
8. Does the stump have to be ground out and removed?
9. What If I don’t think I can complete the removal requirements within the provided timeline?
10. Should I notify the City when work is complete? How do I tell if my property has been re-inspected?
11. Does the City of Lakeville offer replacement trees for removed infested/diseased trees?
12. How did the Tree Inspector determine property lines? What if I don’t think the tree is on my property?
13. What if there are power lines over or around my tree?
14. Does the City mark infested and diseased trees on its own property?