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

Why you should remove tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following article outlines the many reasons why you should choose Tommy Trees stump grinding services.

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

Stump grinding West Point NYTree roots usually stretch out in to the yard virtually as much as the branches did on the living tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left behind making it unfeasible to start a new| replacement tree anywhere inside 10 ft of the old location. If you intend to replace that old shade tree with a different one| then the stump will need to be ground up so as to create some space.

Old tree roots take a long time to degrade

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate very quickly also. Roots connected to a stump seem to last much longer and can hinder planting shrubs| flowers| and various landscaping amenities.

Suckers may break out

Certain trees do not die after they’ve been felled| and will send up suckers the ensuing year. These suckers are a little bit like the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of returning as one tree| will likely come back as ten or twenty trees . Grinding down the stump and the thickest parts of the root stump stops the tree from becoming an unwelcome 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 cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the biggest reason why a large tree stump should be removed instead of being 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 wasn’t until a crack started up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was actually a hole approximately 6 feet deep| which is simply an accident waiting to happen.

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

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in West Point NY. What transpires if your landscaper 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 West Point 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 beneath the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is considerably speedier and can usually be executed in well within an hour.


Manually digging out tree stumps is quite risky and work intense

Should 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 West Point NY dumping grounds will not accept tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a measured pile of small chips and soil.
 Stump grinding will create a much smaller hole than digging out the stump.
 Grinding will cause 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 helps prevent infestations of bees| wasps| hornets| termites| other insects| or even larger animals. Removing a stump protects against further spreading of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are unsightly and diminish the appeal and value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard is going to be more convenient| a lot quicker and much safer. Exposed stumps have the potential to be a safety hazard for slip and fall injury personal injury lawsuits.

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| never hook a chain to your car and attempt to yank it out. Stumps have very deep root systems and you could twist the framework of your car and even set off the air bags. Chains can also break causing damage to the vehicle or injury to nearby property or people.

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