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

Why you should take out 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 Highland Falls NYTree root systems commonly stretch 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 existing site. If you wish to replace that old shade tree with a different one| then the stump needs to be ground up in order to create some space.

Older tree roots take years to degrade

After a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate quickly too. Roots connected to a stump appear to last much longer and can get in the way of 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 ensuing year. These suckers are a little bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of coming back as one tree| will likely come back as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest section of the root stump reduces the chances of the tree from developing into an undesirable addition to your yard. Ground out stumps are less likely to start re-growth of roots. Expanding roots can threaten sidewalks or foundations.

Potential for injury

The possibility for a collapse or a sinkhole in the yard is the most important reason why a substantial tree stump ought to be removed rather than being actually left in place. There have been instances where an 80 yr 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 a hole approximately 6 feet deep| which is simply an accident waiting to happen.

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

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Highland Falls NY. What happens 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 Highland Falls 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 treatments can take several months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can chew out the roots to well below the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is considerably speedier and can generally be executed in well within an hour.


Manually digging out tree stumps is very dangerous and work intense

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

Protect healthy trees from insects and disease

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

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are ugly and detract from the beauty and market value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard is going to be more convenient| a lot quicker and safer. Exposed stumps have the capability to become a safety hazard for slip and fall injury personal injury lawsuits.

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

No matter what you do| never hook a chain up to your car or truck and attempt to pull it out. They have quite deep root systems and you could twist the frame of your car and even trigger the air bags. Chains can also bust causing damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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