Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is a process used to remove tree stumps after a tree has been cut down or fallen. It involves using specialized machinery to grind the stump and its root system into small wood chips or mulch. Stump grinding is often preferred over other stump removal methods like digging , treating, or burning the stump because it is faster, less labor-intensive, and leaves the area more readily available and allows you to immediately begin landscaping or convert the area for other uses. Additionally, stump grinding tends to be less disruptive to the surrounding landscape compared to other methods.

Stump grinding is often necessary after tree removal for several reasons:

Aesthetic Appeal:

Unwanted tree stumps can give you back an unusable area to improve your lawn or garden. Tree stumps left in a yard can be unsightly and detract from the overall appearance of the landscape. Grinding the stump down to below ground level removes these issues and enhances your property.


Tree stumps can pose safety hazards, especially if they're hidden by grass or vegetation. They can become a hazard to pets and people causing them to unexpectedly misstep or trip and fall, which can lead to injuries. They can also be a hazard or cause damage to other equipment; lawn mowers, aerators, plows, etc.

Preventing Regrowth:

Some tree species can sprout new growth from the stump or roots, which can lead to unwanted regrowth. Grinding the stump below grade helps to eliminates this possibility.

Space Utilization:

Stumps can take up valuable space in your yard, limiting your options for landscaping, gardening, or other outdoor activities. Removing the stump frees up this space for other purposes.

Pest Prevention:

Tree stumps can attract pests such as termites, ants, and beetles, which may eventually spread to nearby structures or healthy trees. Removing the stump reduces the risk of pest infestations.

Ease of Maintenance:

Grass mowing and yard maintenance can be challenging around tree stumps. Grinding the stump allows for safe, easier lawn care, and maintenance. Overall, stump grinding is a practical solution to ensure the safety, aesthetics, and usability of your outdoor space after tree removal.

Here's how the process generally works:


We will walk your property to assess the stumps to be removed, determine sizes of the area affected, locate any potential obstacles nearby that could hinder the process.


The area around the stump will be cleared of any debris or obstacles that could interfere with the grinding process.


Once the stump grinder is positioned over the stump, and the grinding wheel is lowered onto the stump. The grinder then chips away at the stump, gradually grinding it down below ground level. The operator moves the grinder back and forth across the stump until it is completely removed.


Once the stump is ground down, the resulting wood chips and mulch are typically left in the hole where the stump once was. These can be used as organic material for landscaping or can be removed if desired and replaced with soil from surrounding areas.

Seeding & Erosion Prevention:

After the process is complete, we can seed the area if desired and also apply an erosion control method (hay or other) to help the new seeds growth and prevent any washout before the seed has had a chance to take root.