Stump Grinding FAQs

What is stump grinding? How long will it take? What are the benefits of stump removal? Can you do it yourself? Is it dangerous? Read on for answers to some of our most common questions.

Do I have to get rid of the stump after taking down a tree?

A stump could be removed for a number of reasons, including aesthetics, security, and health. Pests like termites and rodents breed on stumps, and they can get inside your house.

Can the entire stump be taken out?

Yes. To completely remove the stump, we can dig up its root system as well.

Is it possible to grind surface roots?

Yes. Surface roots are ground down to prevent people from tripping over them.

How far should a stump be ground?

Our standard operating procedure is to grind the stump 16 inches below the surface to make room for new plantings to emerge above. We can also grind the tump only four inches below the surface of the ground.

Can I grow a new tree where the old one once stood?

Definitely. We grind down the entire stump and root system so you can plant anything you’d ilke.

How long does it take to grind a stump?

While smaller stumps can be ground in 15 minutes, larger ones can take up to an hour. No matter how big the stump is, our tools are effective enough to do the work quickly.

How much does stump grinding cost?

It all depends on the stump’s size, location, and age. However, the industry standard is $5 per inch of diameter.

Do you provide discounts for removing multiple stumps?

We do. If you order stump grinding together with other tree services, including tree removal, we’ll give you a discount.

When you're finished, will I have a significant hole?

We don’t want to leave you with a giant hole in the ground to deal with and to ensure your yard stays looking its best, we filled the hole with chips and other dirt.

Will my landscape be damaged in the process?

We take the stump grinding process very seriously and know how important your landscape is. We work with tools that don’t put too much strain on your lawn. Additionally, to protect delicate parts from injury, we cover them with plastic mats and wooden boards.

Do you take away the wood chips and debris left after stump grinding?

As per your requirement, we can do this optional service. Additionally, we can replace the area with seed and straw to help grow grass over where the stump had been.

Can I use the mulch that results from grinding a stump?

Yes, you can. The mulch, which is made out of woodchips and other waste, may do wonders for vegetable and flower plants.

Can you grind a stump that is next to a wall or on the sidewalk?

With extreme caution, we can accomplish it. However, due to the impediment, we might not be able to completely remove the stump. 

If you leave a stump in your yard, how long will it take for it to rot?

To determine when a stump will completely rot, you must take its size, age, moisture content, and species into account. A tree in a wet, shaded location can take only 15 years to entirely decay, whereas a stump located in an area exposed to sunshine may take up to 20 years.

When calling, please provide information on the following questions:

How many inches is the stump in diameter at ground level?

What is the height of the stump?

Is the stump located near any utilities?

Is the stump in the front or backyard?

Is the stump in a location that a pickup truck could backup to it?

Are there any obstacles or hazards that need to be avoided near the stump?

Is the stump located in rocky soil?