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

Why you should remove tree stumps with a stump grinding service

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

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

Stump grinding Westtown NYTree root systems generally spread out in to the yard just about as far as the branches did on the living tree. By leaving the tree stump in place| the thicker roots are also left which makes it unfeasible to start a new| replacement tree any where within 10 feet of the old site. If you want to replace that old shade tree with a different one| then the stump will need to be ground up for you to create some space.

Older tree roots take a long time to break down

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

Suckers may emerge

Various trees do not die after they’ve been felled| and will send up suckers the subsequent year. These kinds of suckers are a bit like the multi headed Greek “Hydra” and rather than returning as one tree| will come back as ten or twenty new trees. Grinding down the stump and the thickest portion of the root stump reduces the chances of the tree from turning into an unwelcome 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 possibility for a cave-in or a sinkhole in the yard is the biggest reason why a large 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 was not until a crack opened up in the stump that discovered beneath the stump was a hole some 6 feet deep| which is just an accident waiting to occur anytime.

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

Tommy Trees is a fully insured tree service company which provides stump grinding and other tree services in Westtown NY. What transpires if your landscaper or any 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 Westtown 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 easiest and most effective way to remove tree stumps.

Chemical applications can take several months or years to work. 
Our stump grinder is able to chew out the roots to well under the ground level. 
Grinding the stump is much faster and can usually be completed in well within an hour.


Physically excavating out tree stumps is very risky and work intense

If you remove your tree stump using a shovel| you will still have the huge stump to discard as opposed to small chips. 
Most if not all Westtown NY landfills will decline tree stumps. Grinding will leave you with a controlled pile of little chips and dirt.
 Stump grinding will definitely make a considerably smaller hole compared to digging out the stump.
 Grinding will cause less disturbance to the surrounding area and landscaping.
You can also utilize 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 prevents further spreading out of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.

Protecting the value of your property

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

Don’t take risks removing tree stumps

Regardless of what you do| don’t ever hook a chain to your truck and try to drag it out. They have very deep root systems and you can twist the frame of your truck and even set off the air bags. Chains may also break causing damage to the vehicle or injury to nearby property or persons.

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