Stump Grinding


Stump Grinding Machine

Professional Arborist

S&J Total Lawn & Tree Care offers tree stump removal and grinding services. While some tree stumps are easier to remove than others, different removal techniques can be applied.

Reasons to Remove a Tree Stump

The number one reason to move tree stumps is they can be hazardous. If they are camouflaged by weeds, grass, or other plants, they can be a tripping hazard, and they are not very nice on a lawn mower.

A tree stump can also take up valuable space. It can create a nuisance. It can be such an eyesore.

Let’s face it, if you are going to go through the trouble to have a tree removed, it is better to remove the stump too instead of dealing with the adverse leftovers.

Indicators of how difficult it will be to remove the stump depend on the age and size of the stump. An older stump will always be a whole lot easier to remove than a newer tree stump. When choosing a stump grinding method, it is important to keep in mind the amount of stumps you are dealing with.

DIY or Professional Stump Grinding?

Experts in Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding Experts

Some people will successfully remove stumps themselves after renting expensive grinders and spending the entire day grinding away at the problem, but it makes more financial sense and eco-sense to allow a professional to do this project. Stump grinders are dangerous pieces of equipment, because debris will fly everywhere. Professional companies have the correct protective gear and haul away the debris when the job is finished.

If you are going to perform stump grinding in your yard, bear in mind the equipment you should have available. You will need a chainsaw, a pick mattock, a shovel, a digging bar, an ax, chains, and even a four-wheel drive truck. Stump removals can be labor intensive, unless it is a relatively small and new tree stump.

Other methods used to remove tree stumps, include chemical stump removal, burning a tree stump and rotting a tree stump.  S&J Total Lawn & Tree Care assesses a stump and then decides on the best method of removal to make certain the process is 100 percent successful.

There are limited options for disposal. If you have several tree stumps to get rid of, a wood chipper is optimal.  Some areas will allow you to burn your old tree stumps.  After the tree stump is gone, fill the hole with topsoil, spread grass seed, and cover in mulch.

Remember, safety is the biggest concern in stump grinding. The machinery involved is powerful and unpredictable. These machines should only be operated by properly trained individuals who know the potential hazards.

Call today for a complimentary tree stump removal consultation with our fully trained and certified arborists. S&J Total Lawn & Tree Care also provides complete lawn care, renovation and restoration services, from fertilization to grub control and pest and disease management solutions.

Certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). We are a Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Accredited Business