Stump Grinding & Exposed Root Removal

We offer professional stump grinding services for both large and small tree stumps. Have a pesky stump? Whether you just removed the tree or it’s been sitting there for years, we can take care of it and leave your yard looking fantastic! Our amazing clean-up policies are always implemented in all our work including our stump grinding services.

Tree stumps can be very dangerous. They present tripping hazards and often get in the way of lawn care. Stumps have destroyed lawn mowing equipment and led to severe injuries. They can also be havens for various pests including insects and rodents. Tree stumps can also end up with serious fungal growth which can spread to other healthy trees as time passes. Don’t let an old stump get in the way of your lawn-mowing chores or your family’s game of touch football or become hazardous to your health or that of your trees. Get rid of those painful obstacles by calling Dunbar Tree Service.

When you remove tree stumps and exposed roots from your property, you remove a number of threats including…

  • Tripping hazards
  • Hazards to lawn care equipment
  • Unsightly objects
  • Havens for pests
  • Sources for unwanted re-growth

Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

Stump Grinding: 

Method: Stump grinding involves using a specialized machine called a stump grinder to grind the stump and its roots into small wood chips. The stump is essentially reduced to mulch, and the remaining debris is left in the hole created during the process. 

Speed: Stump grinding is generally a quicker process compared to complete stump removal, making it a more time-efficient option. 

Residual Debris: While the visible part of the stump is ground down, the root system and some wood chips remain below ground. This residual material can break down over time. 

Appearance: Stump grinding leaves the ground with a depression or hole where the stump used to be, which can be filled with soil or left as is. It may not be suitable for areas where you want to replant immediately. 

Cost: Stump grinding is often less expensive than complete stump removal due to the reduced labor and equipment requirements. 

Suitability: Stump grinding is a practical solution for removing stumps in areas where replanting or construction isn’t immediately planned. 

Stump Removal: 

Method: Stump removal, also known as complete stump removal, involves excavating the entire stump, including its root system, from the ground. This process completely eliminates the stump, leaving no trace behind. 

Thoroughness: Stump removal ensures that there are no remnants of the stump or its roots left underground. This is a more thorough and complete solution. 

Appearance: Stump removal results in a completely flat and even surface where the stump used to be, making it ideal for immediate replanting or construction. 

Time and Effort: Stump removal is typically more labor-intensive and time-consuming than stump grinding, as it requires digging out the entire stump and its extensive root system. 

Cost: Due to the additional labor and effort involved, stump removal is generally more expensive than stump grinding. 

Suitability: Stump removal is the preferred method when you want to replant in the same spot or if the stump is in an area where a level surface is required, such as for a new structure or landscaping project.

Why Are Stump Grinding and Removal Important?

Tree stumps, often left behind after a tree has been cut down or fallen, may seem harmless at first glance. However, these remnants can become problematic in numerous ways, making stump grinding or removal an essential task for property owners. 

Safety and Aesthetics 

When it comes to maintaining a safe and visually appealing environment, tree stumps can be a significant hindrance. These unsightly remnants can mar the aesthetics of your property and pose a range of safety hazards. One of the primary concerns associated with tree stumps is their potential to cause accidents. In high-traffic areas, a hidden stump can easily trip an unsuspecting passerby, leading to injuries. Tree stumps can also have extensive root systems that could potentially cause damage to sidewalks, driveways, garages, rooftops, and sewage or drainage pipes. By removing these stumps, you create a safer environment for everyone. 

Promoting Healthy Landscapes 

Tree stumps left in the ground can hinder the growth of new vegetation. They compete with surrounding plants for nutrients and space, stunting their growth. Removing stumps allows your landscape to thrive and flourish. 

Eliminating Pest Infestations & Diseases 

Stumps can become breeding grounds for pests and insects. These infestations can spread to other parts of your property, causing damage. Removing stumps prevents pest infestations and the associated problems. Stumps can also harbor diseases that may affect nearby plants. By addressing these remnants promptly, you can stop the spread of diseases, preserving the health of your landscape. 

Creating Usable Space 

Stump grinding and removal opens valuable space on your property. This newfound space can be used for various purposes, from expanding your garden to installing new features. 

Related Services

Tree Removal

Using state-of-the-art equipment, combined with skilled arborists, Dunbar Tree Service can safely and efficiently remove almost any tree. We provide tree removal by using our 50 ft. bucket truck, or by climbing those hard-to-reach trees.

Trimming & Pruning

Our full tree trims consist of removing dead branches, cross branching, interior cleaning, and even raising the canopy if requested by the customer. We specialize in safe pruning to give your trees, home, and other structures the necessary space to avoid damage.

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