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

Why you should clear away tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following post explains the many reasons why you should consider Tommy Trees stump grinding services.

Stumps make it difficult to replant in the exact same location

Stump grinding Highland Mills NYTree roots usually extend out into the yard almost as much as the branches did on the live tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the more thick roots are also left which makes it impossible to start a new| replacement tree at any place within 10 feet of the existing location. If you want to replace that old shade tree with a new one| then the stump ought to be ground up so as to create some space.

Aged tree roots take a long time to decompose

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots break down very quickly too. Roots attached to a stump seem to survive much longer and can obstruct planting shrubs| flowers| and various landscaping features.

Suckers may spring up

Specific 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 like the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than coming back as one tree| will likely come back as ten or twenty new trees. Grinding down the stump and the thickest portion of the root stump helps prevent the tree from turning into an unwanted addition to your yard. Ground out stumps are less likely to start re-growth of roots. Expanding roots can threaten sidewalks or foundations.

Potential hazard for injury

The potential for a collapse or a sinkhole in the yard is the greatest reason why a substantial 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 opened 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 happen.

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

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

Chemical applications can take quite a few months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can chew out the roots to well below the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is much quicker and can generally be accomplished in well below an hour.


Manually excavating out tree stumps is extremely hazardous and labor intense

If you dig out your tree stump with a shovel| you will still have the huge stump to discard rather than small chips. 
Most if not all Highland Mills NY dumping grounds will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured pile of little chips and soil.
 Stump grinding will make a considerably smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will result in less disturbance to the surrounding 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 reduces the chances of further spreading of infected wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are unsightly and diminish the appeal and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard will be more convenient| much faster and much safer. Exposed stumps have the capacity to become a safety hazard for slip and fall injury lawsuits.

Do not take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| never hook a chain to your vehicle and attempt to pull it out. They possess extremely deep-seated root systems and you can twist the frame of your car or truck or even trigger the air bags. Chains might also bust resulting in damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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