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

Why you ought to grind tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following article details the many reasons why you should choose Tommy Trees stump grinding service.

Stumps make it tough to replant in the same stump location

Stump grinding Sterling Forest NYTree roots frequently 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 behind making it impossible to plant a new| replacement tree at any place inside 10 ft of the old location. If you wish to replace that old shade tree with a brand-new one| then the stump will need to be ground up so as to create some space.

Aged tree roots take years to degrade

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate very quickly as well. Roots connected to a stump seem to survive much longer and can get in the way of planting shrubs| flowers| and various other landscaping features.

Suckers may come up

Particular trees do not really die after they’ve been felled| and will send up suckers the following year. These suckers are a bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than returning as one tree| will likely return as ten or twenty new trees. Grinding down the stump and the thickest section of the root stump helps prevent 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 endanger sidewalks or foundations.

Potential for injury

The possibility for a collapse or a sinkhole in the yard is the biggest reason why a big tree stump should be removed rather than being actually 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 a hole some 6 feet deep| which is just an accident waiting to happen.

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

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Sterling Forest NY. What happens if your gardener or one 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 Sterling Forest 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 treatments can take many months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder can chew out the roots to well beneath the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is a lot faster and can normally be carried out in well below an hour.


Manually digging out tree stumps is very hazardous and work intensive

Should you dig out your tree stump with a shovel| you are going to still have the huge stump to discard rather than small chips. 
Most if not all Sterling Forest NY landfills will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured mound of small-sized chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will make a much smaller hole rather than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create less disturbance to the encompassing area and landscaping.
You can also use 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 diseased wood to healthier trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

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

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| do not hook a chain up to your car and try to pull it out. They possess quite deep-seated root systems and you can twist the framework of your vehicle or even set off the air bags. Chains may also break resulting in damage to the vehicle or injury to nearby property or persons.

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