• Stump Grinding

    The process of stump grinding is when a tree service professional grinds a tree stump down using specialized equipment, called a stump grinder. The grinding is done “below grade,” meaning all visible parts of the stumps and any exposed roots are turned to mulch a few inches deep.

     

    Stump grinding is a common practice for professional arborists. There are three main reasons to grind out a stump.

    1. If a tree stump is left above ground it becomes a potential breeding ground for carpenter ants and other pests.

    2. Grinding out the tree stump gives the homeowner maximum usability of their yard space.

    3. Most homeowners prefer the aesthetics of their yard without unsightly tree stumps.

     

    Hiring a professional arborist is really the only way to go when it comes to tree services. Even if the tree stump appears easy to remove, they are trained and knowledgeable about the best way to do so to keep the yard and the homeowner as safe as possible.