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Stump grinding is an important service that is often overlooked by homeowners who have recently had a tree removed. It’s important to remove the stump because it can be a safety hazard, as well as an eyesore.
At D’s Trees, we use the latest stump grinding equipment to safely and efficiently remove stumps of all sizes. Our team is trained to handle even the most challenging stump grinding projects, and we take great care to ensure that the surrounding landscape is not damaged during the process.

A common misconception is thinking it’s an easier process to dig out the stump with an excavator. At times this may be the appropriate solution, but most often digging out the stumps results in more ground disrupted and having to chase the root systems digging up much more area and creating a much larger mess. Stump grinders are powerful machines that are designed to remove tree stumps quickly and efficiently.

Stump grinding is a simple process for a minimal cost. Replanting and leveling the ground is an easy process once the stump has been ground out.


What Kinds of Stumps Can be Removed by a Stump Grinder?

Stump grinders are powerful machines that are designed to remove tree stumps quickly and efficiently. They come in various sizes and types, which can handle different types of stumps based on their size, location, and condition.

Here are some of the types of stumps that can be removed by a stump grinder:

  • Shrub stumps or small tree stumps: Stump grinders can easily remove these stumps that are often found in residential properties where small trees or shrubs have been removed.
  • Medium to Large-sized stumps: A medium stump would typically be 10-20 inches in diameter. Many stumps we remove are larger than 20 inches, especially when its a mature tree with a large root system. We are built for the task and love helping you give your landscape a fresh start.
  • Hardwood stumps: Hardwood stumps, such as ash, elm, honey locust, or maple, are denser and harder than softwood stumps, such as pine or cedar. They require a sharp set of stump grinder teeth, but can be removed just the same as a softwood stump.
  • Stumps with complex root systems: Stump grinders are also effective at removing stumps with complex root systems, such as those found on older trees. Removing the complex root systems ensures that the tree will be completely removed with no chance of regrowth. It also guarantees that the roots can no longer cause damage to the property.
  • Stumps in difficult locations: Stumps that are located in hard-to-reach areas, such as near walls or fences, require specialized stump grinders that can maneuver in tight spaces. These stump grinders often have a compact design and can be operated remotely to reach stumps in tight areas. We will assess the area before we stump grind. We can reach majority of stumps, but in some cases spraying the stump with a chemical will be the safest option to not cause damage to walls and preventing future growth.

4 Reasons Why You Should Remove a Stump Vs Leaving it in The Ground

After a tree is cut down, the stump may seem like an innocuous remnant of what was once a beautiful tree. However, leaving the stump in the ground can lead to a host of problems, including safety hazards, insect infestations, and potential damage to surrounding vegetation. Here are 4 reasons why it’s important to get rid of a stump instead of leaving it in the ground.

A tree stump can be a tripping hazard, especially if it’s hidden by grass or leaves. This can be especially dangerous for children or elderly people who may not see the stump and could fall and injure themselves. A stump can also damage lawn mowers or other equipment if it’s accidentally hit while being used.

Stumps can attract a variety of insects, including termites, ants, and beetles. These insects can eventually spread to nearby trees or even your home, causing significant damage. Termites, for example, can consume wood and cause structural damage to buildings. In addition to insects, stumps can also attract rodents, which can carry diseases or encourage damage to your property.

Stumps can also negatively affect nearby plants and trees. As the stump decomposes, it can release chemicals into the soil that can inhibit the growth of other vegetation. This can make it difficult for other plants and trees to thrive in the area. If the roots of the stump are in good health, they can actually continue to grow and compete with other plants for nutrients and water.

Of course, stumps can be unsightly and detract from the overall appearance of your yard or property. This can be especially true if you have multiple stumps or if they’re located in highly visible areas. Removing the stumps can improve the appearance of your property and increase its curb appeal and value.

What are The Steps involved in Stump Grinding?

  • Preparation: Before beginning the stump grinding process, the surrounding area needs to be cleared of any debris or obstacles. This includes removing rocks, sticks, and other objects that could damage the stump grinder or cause injury.
  • Assessment: The tree stump and the surrounding area need to be assessed to determine the best approach for grinding the stump. The size of the stump, the location, and any obstacles or hazards need to be taken into consideration. Once there is a feel for the type of stump to be removed, the team will decide which type of grinder to bring out.
  • Grinding: Once the area is cleared and the assessment is complete, the stump grinder is brought in. The stump grinder is a large machine with a rotating cutting disk or wheel that grinds the stump and roots into small chips.
  • Depth assessment: The depth of the grinding depends on the client’s preference or the intended use of the area. Shallow grinding may be suitable for simple gardening or landscaping, while deeper grinding may be necessary for replanting or construction. The team of arborists will be able to determine the best plan of action based on what the customer wants for the removal.
  • Cleanup: After the stump is ground, the debris and wood chips are cleared and can be used as mulch. The area around the stump is then leveled and cleared of any remaining debris or wood chips.
  • Optional: The client may choose to have the area filled in with soil or have the wood chips removed entirely.

Stump Grinding Experts

With proper equipment and knowledge; when you choose D’s Tree Service you know that your are getting quality and efficient service by people who will take care of your yard as if it where their own!