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Stumped about an unsightly tree stump?
Whether it’s an old, existing tree stump on your property or you’ve just had a tree cut down in your yard and are wondering what to do with the remaining stump, we can help.
While there are a few different options that we can discuss with you, the most common and efficient method to remove it is by stump grinding. Stump grinding is a process that gets rid of a stump without removing all of the roots.
A professional-grade stump grinder is used to mechanically grind down the stump to your desired height (including underground, usually up to a maximum of 12 inches below soil level). A sawdust residue is leftover—which is used to fill in the empty hole where the stump used to be. Plus, any extra sawdust residue also makes great mulch for your garden.
Reasons to remove a tree stump
We often get asked if you have to remove a stump from your property. Here at Tree Menders we highly recommend removing tree stumps for a number of different reasons:
- Stumps can harbour unwanted pests and insects, especially when they begin to rot. These pests can sometimes spread to other healthy plants and trees on your property, or even invade your home
- They are often unsightly; stump removal is an effective way to improve curb appeal and increase the value of your property
- Stumps can be a tripping hazard, especially for homeowners with young children
- They can be a nuisance when trying to cut the grass, garden or simply enjoy your outdoor space
Stump grinding is cost-efficient
Stump grinding is typically much more cost-efficient than other methods, such as stump removal. The overall price depends on a few factors, like the size of the stump and scope of the job, but usually you can expect to pay between $100 and $600. Contact us for your free, no-obligation quote.
Leave it to the professionals
While stump grinding machinery can often be rented, we strongly advise you to consider allowing Tree Menders to do this work for you. We are professional arborists and will make sure the stump and any surrounding surface roots are properly taken care of, at a price that is cost-efficient. Stump grinding is an extremely dangerous job that requires careful planning and the right protective gear.
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When it comes to stump removal, we’re experts
It takes only a few minutes to make your life easier with the right tree service
We are certified, trained and fully insured arborists ready to tackle any stump removal job, big or small. Removing a stump may seem like a simple task, but in reality the process can be complex and requires the operation of professional-grade machinery. Tree Menders staff are experts in operating stump grinders and other excavation machinery—and when you work with us, we can assure you the highest standard of safety and professionalism.
We use the latest equipment and technology to ensure your stump grinding job is quick, environmentally friendly and minimally invasive. We are always careful to thoroughly clean up after ourselves and take care of your property.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Everything you need to know about stump removal
How much does stump grinding cost?
Stump grinding is usually cheaper than stump removal. Customers can usually expect to pay between $100 and $600, depending on factors such as the size of the tree, any intricacies of the job and more. Contact us today for your no-obligation quote.
Is stump grinding better than stump removal?
Stump grinding and stump removal both come with their pros and cons. We usually recommend stump grinding as it is a faster, cheaper and more efficient way of getting rid of a stump. However, depending on what your future landscape goals are, you may require stump removal which digs out the stump and all of its roots. We offer both services and would be pleased to further discuss which option would be best for your specific situation.
How deep do you grind a stump?
We can discuss this with you based on your preference and landscape goals for the area. We can typically grind up to 12 inches below grade so that there is ample soil depth to grow grass. We use the leftover wood chippings from the grinding process to fill in any hole left in your yard.
Will I be left with a big hole in my yard when you’re finished?
No! We use the leftover wood chippings and sawdust-type residue from the grinding process to fill the hole. You can be assured that we always clean up the area, leaving a neat and safe space. Bonus: sometimes there are extra wood chippings, which make for excellent mulch!
Why should I remove a stump from my yard?
There are many different reasons why you may want to remove a tree stump. These might include aesthetics, safety reasons or to avoid pests and unwanted insects. Or, perhaps you are just sick of mowing around it.
Can I grind a stump myself?
While it is possible to grind a stump yourself (for example, with rented equipment), please don’t consider this task lightly. Stump grinders are specialized, professional pieces of equipment with extremely sharp teeth that grind a stump into tiny pieces. This can be a very dangerous activity, and we recommend leaving it to the experts. Not only can we get the job done quickly and effectively, but we are also experts in safety.