Once a tree is cut down, all that is left is the stump. However, leaving the stump is not really an option because it is an eyesore and it can make mowing around it difficult. It may also still contain the fungus or insects that originally led to the cutting down of the tree in the first place and this could put nearby trees at risk.
When the staff at our Minneapolis tree service removes a stump, we use mechanical means because doing so is faster and allows us to remove the stump in a way that makes it less obvious a tree was ever present. At the same time, we are able to minimize any damage done to property surrounding the tree stump.