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 grind tree stumps with a stump grinding service

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

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

Stump grinding Southfields NYTree root systems usually extend out in to the yard just about 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 plant a new| replacement tree anywhere inside 10 feet of the old location. If you want to replace that old shade tree with a fresh one| then the stump will need to be ground up for you to create some space.

Aged tree roots take forever to break down

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots break down very quickly as well. Roots attached to a stump appear to last much longer and can block planting shrubs| flowers| and various landscaping features.

Suckers may emerge

Particular trees do not really die when they’ve been chopped down| and will send up suckers the subsequent year. These suckers are a little bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than returning as one tree| will come back as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest parts of the root stump defends against the tree from developing 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 cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the most significant reason why a large 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 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 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 landscaper or one 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 dependable way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical applications can take quite a few months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can easily chew out the roots to well under the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is considerably faster and can generally be performed in well under an hour.


Physically excavating out tree stumps is extremely dangerous and labor intense

If you dig out your tree stump using a shovel| you will still have the huge stump to dispose of as opposed to small chips. 
Most if not all Southfields NY dumping grounds will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured heap of little chips and soil.
 Stump grinding will certainly make a considerably smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will cause less disruption to the surrounding area and landscaping.
You can also use 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 larger animals. Removing a stump minimizes the risk of further spreading out of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are bad-looking and detract from the appeal and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard will be easier| much faster and safer. Exposed stumps have the capability for being a safety hazard for slip and fall injury suits.

Definitely do not take risks removing tree stumps

Whatever you do| don’t ever hook a chain up to your truck and attempt to pull it out. Stumps have quite deep-seated root systems and you can twist the framework of your truck and even trigger the air bags. Chains can also bust resulting in damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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