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

Why you should remove tree stumps with a stump grinding service

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

Stumps make it tough to replant in the same area

Stump grinding Southfields NYTree roots most likely spread out in to the yard nearly as far as the branches did on the live tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left behind which makes it impractical to start a new| replacement tree any where inside 10 feet of the existing site. If you want to replace that old shade tree with a different one| then the stump ought to be ground up so as to create some space.

Old tree roots take forever to break down

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate swiftly also. Roots connected to a stump appear to survive much longer and can hinder planting shrubs| flowers| and many other landscaping amenities.

Suckers may come up

Particular trees do not really die after they’ve been chopped down| and will send up suckers the ensuing year. These kinds of suckers are a bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of returning as one tree| will return as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest parts of the root stump stops 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 cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the leading reason why a sizeable tree stump ought to 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 opened up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was actually a hole approximately 6 feet deep| and that is just an accident waiting to occur anytime.

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

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

Chemical applications can take many 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 normally be executed in well within an hour.


Physically digging out tree stumps is very 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 Southfields NY land fills will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured pile of little chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will create a much smaller hole rather than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will result in less disruption to the encompassing area and landscaping.
You can also use the mulch to landscape.

Protect healthy trees from insects and disease

Stump grinding prevents infestations of bees| wasps| hornets| termites| other insects| and even larger animals. Removing a stump minimizes the risk of further spreading of diseased wood to healthier 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 likely be more convenient| a lot quicker and safer. Exposed stumps have the potential to become a safety risk for slip and fall injury lawsuits.

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

What ever you do| don’t hook a chain up to your vehicle and attempt to drag it out. They possess quite deep root systems and you could twist the frame of your car or truck and even trigger the air bags. Chains can also break causing damage to the vehicle or injury to nearby property or people.

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