Tree Stump Grinding Service

You’ve had a tree removed, but you’re left with a stump in the middle of the yard. Now what? At each independently owned and operated Monster Tree Service location, we provide safe and efficient stump grinding services. Leave the work to our team of expert arborists who will grind your hazardous stumps, leaving your yard ready for future plantings.

Request a free estimate for professional stump grinding.

What Is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is one of several techniques recommended for stumps left behind after tree removal. At Monster Tree Service, a professional arborist uses a grinder to break the stump and roots into tiny pieces, leaving just wood chips behind.

The Tree Stump Grinding Process

Stump grinding is less intrusive than other techniques for stump removal. During the grinding process, our team will grind a tree stump into wood chips in the ground. These chips may be repurposed as mulch or compost for other plants, or they may be disposed of as yard waste.

It’s a quick, simple way to remove the aboveground portion of the stump and destroys most or all of the root system. If you choose stump grinding for your yard, consult a landscaping professional before rebuilding or replanting on the same site.

Why Opt for Professional Stump Grinding?

The benefits of stump grinding are numerous and include:

  • Improving the appearance of your yard. When left to rot, tree stumps can make a beautiful landscape appear shabby.
  • Freeing up space for new landscaping or structures. Explore new landscape design possibilities in a yard free of old tree stumps.
  • Keep your yard safe. Neglected tree stumps may be a hazard in your lawn, they may make the space difficult to use for outdoor living, and hidden roots are known to damage mower blades.

Grinding is a dangerous job that requires the use of heavy-duty equipment. Stump grinder services should only be performed by an expert.

What’s the Cost of Stump Grinding?

Grinding a stump is typically less costly than having it fully removed. However, stump grinding costs depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Stump diameter. Larger tree stumps are significantly harder to remove. Each inch of the stump’s diameter increases the cost.
  • Stump age. Older stumps have had time to rot and soften, reducing the effort it takes to grind them down. However, if left dry and sunbaked for too long, a stump often turns hard as a rock.
  • Tree species. Some tree species pose a more demanding grinding challenge than others, including pine, spruce, silver maple, elm, and acacia tree stumps.
  • Root system. Older trees have had time to work their roots deeper and wider, creating a root system that takes considerable time and effort to grind. A tree with a less extensive system makes a job faster, easier, and less expensive. You can also choose a shallow grind, which leaves most of the root system intact.
  • Required cleanup. We always include general landscape cleanup in the price of stump grinding. If you choose to reuse and recycle stump grindings, you can save money and receive a practical resource for your landscaping.
  • Number of stumps to grind. The more stumps you need to have ground, the more expensive a job will be. At Monster Tree Service, we do everything in our power to make our services budget-friendly.

Find a Stump Grinding Service Near Me

By hiring our tree stump grinding specialists, you will receive an affordable rate and be treated to a renewed landscape before you know it. We have the training, experience, and machinery necessary to do all the heavy work. Call Monster Tree Service at (888) 744-0155 to schedule an appointment, or request a job estimate online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to roots after stump grinding?

Shallow stump grinding leaves the roots in the ground. After grinding, the area is ready for grass seeding. The roots will decay gradually (taking up to ten years).

If you choose to replant a tree in this same space, we recommend our usual deeper grind that removes more of the existing root system.

Can you plant over a ground stump?

While it’s possible to replant over a ground stump, especially if the roots have deteriorated, we don't recommend it. A new tree will grow better with more space to establish its root system in fresh soil.

Will a tree grow back if you grind the stump?

In most cases, a ground-out stump will not regrow. However, certain pervasive species of trees can regrow from roots that are left behind. Trees like the black locust or Redford pear can produce sprouts from the leftover root system and need a deep grind for full removal.

Related Services

Keep your landscaping fresh and well cared for with other tree and shrub services from Monster Tree Service:

  • During crane-assisted tree removal service, we remove large and difficult-to-reach trees from your property. We can grind the remaining tree stump afterward.
  • Concerned about increasing soil acidity from decaying tree roots? Request soil and tissue testing to correct the ground’s pH around your old tree stump.
  • Plant anew and get the best possible care for your new and old trees. Customized fertilization nourishes growing trees and revitalizes older plants.

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