Stump Removal

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Stump Grinding

When a tree is removed, the base or stump of the tree is left behind. This is what the root system is attached to and can create unwanted saplings in your yard. Stump removal is important to keep your yard healthy. Fungus can grow on the stump as it dries out along with pests. Ants will rehome themselves to a stump and build deep tunnels underground.

Efficient and effective stump removal requires several steps as well as the right skills and equipment. Hometown Tree Experts has professionals that will ensure the job is done right the first time.

Stump Grinding

Stump removal machines are the key to efficiently grinding stumps into mulch, and we use different machines for different jobs. A large stump removal machine arrives at your property trailered by a pickup truck. Our driver will carefully back the truck and stump removal machine across your yard to reach a large stump, and then we will grind the stump down 12 inches below the surface to effectively destroy the root ball. There will be a large amount of dirt and mulch produced by this process. We offer to leave the mulch in place and it can be removed by the homeowner or left to replenish the area or we can remove the mulch and apply top soil and grass seed.

Smaller stump machines are self-propelled and do not need to be moved into place by a pickup truck. If a truck does not fit into your hard we will utilize a gate to guide the machine to the stump.

You can expect any stump removal process to include grinding the stump itself plus an additional foot of surrounding ground in order to reach larger underlying roots. If needed, we will grind larger areas to remove unsightly or annoying surface roots as well.

We offer stump grinding with our tree services and as an additional service if you have already had trees on your property removed and just need the stumps removed. We protect you and your home by calling Miss Utility to have all utility lines marked before a stump grinding service is performed.

Once we grind the stump into mulch, we use that mulch to back-fill the hole. Over time, the stump mulch will settle back into the ground and nourish the soil. If you prefer, we will remove the ground stump mulch and replace it with topsoil and seed for an additional charge.

When the professionals at HomeTown Tree Experts Tree Service remove a stump, you can trust that we will be thorough, respect your property, and provide superior service from start to finish.

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