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Frequently Asked Question

In a word, yes. There are many reasons to remove stumps. First is aesthetics, as stumps rising out of your yard or mulch bed are unsightly and conflict with your landscaping. Next, tree stumps are a primary target for wood-destroying pests such as carpenter ants and termites. Stumps provide both food and housing where they can migrate to your house and cause significant property damage. Removing stumps also helps to protect the existing nearby trees and stops the stub from sprouting. Lastly, when in the grass, your spouse or lawncare provider will thank you as stumps provide a difficult and annoying obstacle to mow around.
Yes, most tree stumps have all their major roots in the top 12” inches of soil. We operate the largest grinders in the industry, and remove not only the visible stump, but also a foot on each side and 10”-12” inches deep.
If they are in your way or just unsightly, we can usually use the stump grinder to grind down 6 inches or so and remove all the tripping hazards that extend out from the stump. This makes your yard easier to mow and safer for people to walk and play.
We can usually grind a stump away so there is nothing left on the surface or below grade. There should be no problems to regrow trees, plants, or grass.
It all depends on the size and type of wood. This can take as little as 10-15 minutes, all the way up to 1-2 hours. With the largest machines in the industry, we go faster and remove more thoroughly than other companies and especially rental machines.
There are several cost factors like access to the site, presence of rocks, quantity of surface roots, etc. We will provide you with FREE, no obligation estimates with removal usually within 48 hours.
Great question, you will not. We will push all the dirt and chips back into the hole so there isn’t a hazardous hole in your yard. Some larger stumps will leave a mound of chips behind. We use the weight of the machine to help compact the spoil/ mulch mix and get it as level to grade as possible.
Not when done properly. Our machines use rubber treads, not tires. This spreads the weight of the machine and helps to avoid the ruts caused by the smaller machines that only use tires. If your yard is wet on the day of service, we use large plastic mats that the machine rides on to avoid any damage to grass and landscaping.
Yes. Depending on the size of the stump there is a mix of dirt and wood chips which compost into rich topsoil in about a year or two depending on moisture levels. These chips also work great as mulch in vegetable and flower gardens.
Our machine was specially designed to fit through a 36-inch gate – that’s a standard-sized gate or opening so we can probably get through your gate without any problems.
In most cases. yes. Our rubber tread machine navigates hilly terrain very well, but there are limitations. We will confirm this during our consultation and estimate.
Yes, but we need to be cautious and sometimes we can’t grind quite as much of the stump or roots because of the infrastructure. This is where experience plays a big part in knowing just how far to go and when it’s not safe to do it.
It really depends on five things: size, species, moisture levels (in shade vs sun), insect activity, and structure of the stump. For example, a 20” oak tree stump in a sunny yard might take 18 to 20 years to decompose naturally, whereas the same stump in a shady moist environment might take 12 -15 years to rot away. Just realize that it’s not a quick (or pretty) process.
This is a normal part of the decomposition process as the wood breaks down. Obviously, some of these can be poisonous so if there are house pets or children in proximity you might want to consider grinding the stump.
While we cannot guarantee that all termites and ants will disappear, grinding will significantly reduce and probably eliminate those insects since what they were using as a home is now gone and starting to decompose into soil.
Yes, on all counts. This is why we do not recommend the homeowner DIY approach of renting a small stump grinder. We have many years of experience, and we use several different safeguards, from plastic mats to commercial grade screens that can stop a flying rock from becoming a dangerous projectile. Plus, we require personal protection equipment for our operators. Just more reasons why We are fully insured to make sure you and your property are protected.
Stumpdaddys provides full-service tree removal. Whether it is clearing dead trees or storm damaged trees, we are your one-stop shop for complete tree and stump grinding.

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