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 ought to take out tree stumps with a stump grinding service

The following article details the many reasons why you should consider our stump grinding services.

Stumps make it tough to replant in the same area

Stump grinding West Point NYTree root systems commonly spread out in to the yard practically as much as the branches did on the living tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the more thick roots are also left behind making it impractical to plant a new| replacement tree at any place inside 10 feet of the old site. If you choose to replace that old shade tree with a new one| then the stump must definitely be ground up so as to create some space.

Older tree roots take years to degrade

Once a stump has been ground up| the roots deteriorate quickly too. Roots connected to a stump seem to survive much longer and can hinder planting shrubs| flowers| and many other landscaping features.

Suckers may break out

Certain trees do not really die after they’ve been chopped down| and will send up suckers the next year. These suckers are a bit similar to the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and instead of returning as one tree| will likely come back as ten or twenty new trees. Grinding down the stump and the thickest parts of the root stump helps prevent the tree from developing 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 potential for a cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the main reason why a big tree stump ought to be removed as opposed to 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 started up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was a hole approximately 6 feet deep| which is just an accident waiting to occur anytime.

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 best and most efficient 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 below the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is considerably quicker and can typically be accomplished in well below an hour.


Manually excavating out tree stumps is extremely risky and labor intensive

If you remove your tree stump using a shovel| you will still have the huge stump to dispose of rather than small chips. 
Most if not all West Point NY dumping grounds will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a controlled pile of compact chips and soil.
 Stump grinding will certainly create a much smaller hole compared to digging out the stump.
 Grinding will create less disturbance to the bordering 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| or even bigger animals. Removing a stump avoids further spreading of infected wood to healthier trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

Tree stumps are ugly and detract from the beauty and market value of your home or business property. Mowing your yard will likely be much easier| a lot quicker and safer. Exposed stumps have the capacity to be a safety risk for slip and fall injury law suits.

Do not take risks removing tree stumps

What ever you do| do not hook a chain up to your car or truck and try to yank it out. They have extremely deep-seated root systems and you could twist the framework of your truck and even trigger the air bags. Chains may also break resulting in damage to the vehicle or injury to close-by property or persons.

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