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 should clear away tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following blog post details the many reasons why you should consider our stump grinding service.

Stumps make it tough to replant in the same stump location

Stump grinding Middletown NYTree root systems typically spread out into the yard just about as much as the branches did on the living tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left behind which makes it impractical to plant a new| replacement tree any where within 10 ft of the old site. 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.

Older tree roots take a long time to decompose

Soon after a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate very quickly also. Roots connected to a stump appear to last much longer and can obstruct 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 subsequent 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 trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest section of the root stump reduces the chances of 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 threaten sidewalks or foundations.

Potential for injury

The potential for a cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the primary reason why a sizeable tree stump should be removed instead of being 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 actually a hole some 6 feet deep| and that is simply an accident waiting to occur anytime.

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 gets hurt? Are these guys 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 most convenient and most effective way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical treatments 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 a lot speedier and can generally be completed in well below an hour.


Physically digging out tree stumps is extremely dangerous and work intense

If you remove your tree stump with a shovel| you are going to still have the huge stump to dispose of rather than small chips. 
Most if not all Middletown NY land fills will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a controlled pile of compact chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will make a much smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create less disruption to the bordering area and landscaping.
You can also utilize 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 bigger animals. Removing a stump helps prevent further spreading of infected wood to healthier trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

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

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

Whatever you do| don’t ever hook a chain up to your vehicle and try to yank it out. Stumps have quite deep root systems and you might twist the frame of your car and even trigger the air bags. Chains can also give way causing damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or people.

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