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 article explains the many reasons why you should consider our stump grinding service.

Stumps make it tough to replant in the exact same stump location

Stump grinding Middletown NYTree roots usually 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 more thick roots are also left which makes it impossible to plant a new| replacement tree at any place inside 10 ft of the existing site. If you intend to replace that old shade tree with a different one| then the stump needs to be ground up for you to create some space.

Aged tree roots take years to decompose

After a stump has been ground up| the roots break down very quickly too. Roots attached to a stump seem to last 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 felled| and will send up suckers the following year. These suckers are a little bit like the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than coming back as one tree| will return as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest section of the root stump defends against 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 hazard for injury

The potential for a cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the most important reason why a sizeable 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 was not until a crack opened up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was a hole approximately 6 feet deep| and that is just 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 happens if your gardener or any of the  workers gets 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 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 dependable 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 beneath the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is much quicker and can commonly be finished in well within an hour.


Physically digging out tree stumps is very risky and labor intense

If you dig out your tree stump with a shovel| you will still have the huge stump to discard instead of small chips. 
Most if not all Middletown NY landfills will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a controlled heap of small chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will certainly create a considerably smaller hole compared to digging out the stump.
 Grinding will result in less disturbance 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 protects against infestations of bees| wasps| hornets| termites| other insects| and even larger animals. Removing a stump protects against further spreading out of infected wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are bad-looking 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 potential for being a safety threat for slip and fall injury personal injury lawsuits.

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

No matter what you do| do not hook a chain up to your car or truck and attempt to yank it out. Stumps possess extremely deep-seated root systems and you might twist the framework of your truck and even set off the air bags. Chains might also bust causing damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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