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

Why you ought to take out tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following blog post details the many reasons why you should choose our stump grinding services.

Stumps make it tough to replant in the exact same area

Stump grinding Middletown NYTree root systems generally spread out in to the yard nearly as much as the branches did on the live tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left which makes it difficult to start a new| replacement tree any where within 10 ft of the old site. If you choose to replace that old shade tree with a fresh one| then the stump needs to be ground up in order to create some space.

Old tree roots take forever to break down

Soon after a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate very quickly also. Roots attached to a stump appear to survive much longer and can get in the way of planting shrubs| flowers| and other landscaping features.

Suckers may emerge

Particular trees do not really die after they’ve been chopped down| and will send up suckers the subsequent year. These suckers are a bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of returning as one tree| will likely return as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest parts of the root stump helps prevent the tree from turning into an unwelcome addition to your yard. Ground out stumps are less likely to start re-growth of roots. Spreading roots can endanger sidewalks or foundations.

Potential hazard for injury

The possibility for a collapse or a sinkhole in the yard is the main reason why a big 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 simply an accident waiting to happen.

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

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Middletown NY. What transpires if your gardener 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 Middletown 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 easiest and most efficient way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical applications can take several months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can chew out the roots to well under the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is substantially speedier and can typically be performed in well below an hour.


Physically excavating out tree stumps is extremely risky and work intense

Should 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 Middletown NY landfills will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured pile of small-sized chips and soil.
 Stump grinding will make a much smaller hole rather than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create less disruption to the bordering 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 larger animals. Removing a stump avoids further spreading out of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are unsightly and diminish the appeal and market value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard is going to be more convenient| a lot quicker and much safer. Exposed stumps have the potential for being a safety risk for slip and fall injury personal injury lawsuits.

Do not take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| don’t hook a chain to your vehicle and try to pull it out. Stumps have extremely deep-seated root systems and you could twist the framework of your vehicle or even trigger the air bags. Chains may also give way causing damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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