We offer affordable stump grinding services to residential and commercial property owners in Chester NY and throughout Orange County New York. Stump grinding is an often overlooked task that soon becomes a necessity should the stump become hazardous for a variety of reasons detailed below. You can rely on Tommy Trees to provide an effective stump grinding service at the right price. Contact us for an estimate for your Chester NY property today.

Why you should remove tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following blog post outlines the many reasons why you should consider our stump grinding service.

Stumps make it difficult to replant in the same location

Stump grinding Chester NYTree root systems frequently spread out in to the yard nearly as much as the branches did on the living tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the more thick roots are also left behind which makes it impractical to plant a new| replacement tree anywhere within 10 ft of the old location. If you want to replace that old shade tree with a brand-new one| then the stump will need to be ground up in order to create some space.

Old tree roots take forever to decompose

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate very quickly as well. Roots connected to a stump seem to survive much longer and can obstruct planting shrubs| flowers| and various landscaping features.

Suckers may emerge

Specific trees do not die when they’ve been chopped down| and will send up suckers the ensuing year. These kinds of suckers are a bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of returning as one tree| will return as ten or twenty new trees. Grinding down the stump and the thickest section of the root stump reduces the chances of the tree from becoming an unwelcome addition to your yard. Ground out stumps are less likely to start re-growth of roots. Expanding roots can endanger sidewalks or foundations.

Potential for injury

The potential for a collapse or a sinkhole in the yard is the greatest reason why a sizeable tree stump should be removed instead of being actually left in place. There have been instances where an 80 year walnut was removed leaving behind a stump with a girth of over 100 inches. It wasn’t until a crack started up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was actually a hole some 6 feet deep| and that is just an accident waiting to occur anytime.

Why use Tommy Trees to grind out tree stumps on your Chester NY property?

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Chester NY. What transpires if your landscaper or any of the  workers becomes hurt? Are these people insured? Tommy Trees is an %county% NY local company and has the expertise and knowledge for tree care and tree removal in Chester NY. Working effectively at a local level is important for the management of trees| care of the environment and result in both affordable and reliable tree care for %county% NY residents.


Stump grinding is the easiest and most effective way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical treatments can take several months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can easily chew out the roots to well under the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is much quicker and can usually be finished in well below an hour.


Physically digging out tree stumps is quite hazardous and work intense

If you remove your tree stump with a shovel| you are going to still have the huge stump to dispose of rather than small chips. 
Most if not all Chester NY landfills will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured mound of small-sized chips and soil.
 Stump grinding will make a considerably smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create less disturbance to the bordering area and landscaping.
You can also make use of the mulch to landscape.

Protect healthy trees from insects and disease

Stump grinding helps prevent infestations of bees| wasps| hornets| termites| other insects| and even larger animals. Removing a stump helps prevent further spreading of infected wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are unsightly and detract from the beauty and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard will likely be much easier| much faster and much safer. Exposed stumps have the potential for being a safety hazard for slip and fall injury lawsuits.

Do not take risks removing tree stumps

Whatever you do| do not hook a chain up to your car and attempt to drag it out. Stumps possess quite deep-seated root systems and you could twist the framework of your car or even set off the air bags. Chains might also break resulting in damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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