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 explains the many reasons why you should consider Tommy Trees stump grinding service.

Stumps make it tough to replant in the exact same location

Stump grinding Chester NYTree root systems commonly extend out in to the yard virtually as much as the branches did on the living tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left which makes it impractical to start a new| replacement tree at any place within 10 feet of the old location. If you really want to replace that old shade tree with a brand-new one| then the stump has to be ground up so as to create some space.

Aged tree roots take forever to degrade

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate very quickly as well. Roots attached to a stump seem to survive much longer and can get in the way of planting shrubs| flowers| and various other landscaping amenities.

Suckers may emerge

Some trees do not really die after they’ve been chopped down| and will send up suckers the next year. These kinds of suckers are a little bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of returning as one tree| will likely come back as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest portion of the root stump prevents the tree from developing into 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 possibility for a cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the leading reason why a substantial tree stump ought to be removed rather than 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| which 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 one of the  workers gets hurt? Are these companies 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 most convenient and most efficient way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical treatments can take many months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can chew out the roots to well under the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is much quicker and can typically be completed in well under an hour.


Physically excavating out tree stumps is quite risky and work intense

If you dig out your tree stump with a shovel| you are going to still have the huge stump to discard instead of small chips. 
Most if not all Chester NY landfills will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a controlled mound of small chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will certainly create a much smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create less disturbance to the surrounding area and landscaping.
You can also use the mulch to landscape.

Protect healthy trees from insects and disease

Stump grinding prevents infestations of bees| wasps| hornets| termites| other insects| or even bigger animals. Removing a stump prevents further spreading of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are unsightly and diminish the beauty and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard will likely be more convenient| much faster and much safer. Exposed stumps have the capacity for being a safety threat for slip and fall injury law suits.

Warning do not take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| do not hook a chain up to your car and try to pull it out. They have very deep root systems and you can twist the frame of your vehicle or even set off the air bags. Chains might also snap causing damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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