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

Why you should grind tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following article explains the many reasons why you should choose our stump grinding service.

Stumps make it difficult to replant in the exact same location

Stump grinding Greenwood Lake NYTree root systems most likely spread out into the yard nearly as far 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 unfeasible to start a new| replacement tree at any place inside 10 feet of the old site. If you want to replace that old shade tree with a fresh one| then the stump has to be ground up in order to create some space.

Old tree roots take years to decompose

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

Suckers may break out

Specific trees do not die when they’ve been felled| and will send up suckers the ensuing year. These kinds of suckers are a bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than returning as one tree| will return as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest portion of the root stump stops the tree from developing into 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 collapse or a sinkhole in the yard is the biggest reason why a sizeable tree stump ought to be removed as opposed to 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 started 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 Greenwood Lake NY property?

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Greenwood Lake NY. What happens if your landscaper or one of the  workers becomes hurt? Are they insured? Tommy Trees is an %county% NY local company and has the expertise and knowledge for tree care and tree removal in Greenwood Lake 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 dependable way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical applications can take many months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder is able to chew out the roots to well below the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is a lot speedier and can usually be performed in well within an hour.


Physically digging out tree stumps is quite dangerous and labor intense

If you remove your tree stump with a shovel| you are going to still have the huge stump to discard rather than small chips. 
Most if not all Greenwood Lake NY landfills will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured pile of compact chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will make a much smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create 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 protects against infestations of bees| wasps| hornets| termites| other insects| and even larger animals. Removing a stump prevents further spreading out of diseased wood to healthier trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are ugly and diminish the appeal and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard is going to be easier| much faster and safer. Exposed stumps have the potential to be a safety hazard for slip and fall injury lawsuits.

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

No matter what you do| don’t hook a chain to your car and attempt to drag it out. They possess quite deep-seated root systems and you could very well twist the frame of your motor vehicle or even trigger the air bags. Chains can also break resulting in damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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