We offer affordable stump grinding services to residential and commercial property owners in Cornwall 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 Cornwall NY property today.

Why you should grind tree stumps with a stump grinding service

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

Stumps make it tough to replant in the same location

Stump grinding Cornwall NYTree roots generally extend out into the yard practically as much as the branches did on the live tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left making it difficult to plant a new| replacement tree anywhere within 10 ft of the existing location. If you intend to replace that old shade tree with a brand-new one| then the stump has to be ground up in order to create some space.

Aged tree roots take forever to break down

After a stump has been ground up| the roots break down swiftly as well. Roots attached to a stump seem to survive much longer and can hinder planting shrubs| flowers| and various other landscaping features.

Suckers may come up

Various trees do not die when they’ve been felled| and will send up suckers the next year. These suckers are a little bit like the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than returning as one tree| will likely come back as ten or twenty new trees. Grinding down the stump and the thickest parts of the root stump helps prevent the tree from becoming an unwanted addition to your yard. Ground out stumps are less likely to start re-growth of roots. Spreading roots can threaten sidewalks or foundations.

Potential hazard for injury

The possibility for a cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the main reason why a substantial tree stump ought to be removed instead of being 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 opened up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was actually a hole some 6 feet deep| which is simply an accident waiting to occur anytime.

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

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Cornwall NY. What happens if your gardener or one of the  workers gets 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 Cornwall 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 effective way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical applications can take several months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder is able to chew out the roots to well beneath the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is considerably faster and can commonly be carried out in well under an hour.


Physically excavating out tree stumps is extremely dangerous and work intensive

If you dig out your tree stump using a shovel| you will still have the huge stump to dispose of as opposed to small chips. 
Most if not all Cornwall NY dumping grounds will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured mound of small chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will certainly create a considerably smaller hole compared to digging out the stump.
 Grinding will cause less disturbance to the encompassing 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 bigger animals. Removing a stump avoids further proliferating of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are bad-looking and detract from the beauty and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard is going to be more convenient| faster and much safer. Exposed stumps have the capability to be a safety risk for slip and fall injury lawsuits.

Do not take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| never hook a chain to your car and attempt to pull it out. They have quite deep-seated root systems and you could very well twist the frame of your car or even set off the air bags. Chains may also snap causing damage to the vehicle or injury to nearby property or persons.

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