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Tree Stump Grinding Service

Whether you’ve recently had a tree taken down, or a stump has been in your yard for years, you’re left with to deal with it!  Now what?  At Pierce & Co., we provide safe and efficient stump grinding services.  Leave the work to our professionals who will grind your hazardous stumps, leaving your yard ready for future plantings.

What Is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is one of several techniques recommended for stumps left behind after tree removal.  At Pierce & Co. a professional uses a grinder to break the stump and roots into tiny pieces, leaving just wood chips behind.

The Tree Stump Grinding Process

Stump grinding is less intrusive than other techniques for stump removal.  During the grinding process, our team will grind a tree stump into small wood chips.  These chips may be repurposed as mulch or compost for other plants, or they may be disposed of as yard waste.

It’s a quick, simple way to remove the above ground portion of the stump and destroys most or all of the root system.

Why Opt for Professional Stump Grinding?

The benefits of stump grinding are numerous and include:

  • Improving the appearance of your yard.  When left to rot, tree stumps can make a beautiful landscape appear shabby.

  • Freeing up space for new landscaping or structures.  Explore new landscape design possibilities in a yard free of old tree stumps.

  • Keep your yard safe.  Neglected tree stumps may be a hazard in your lawn, they may make the space difficult to use for outdoor living, and hidden roots are known to damage mower blades.

Grinding is a dangerous job that requires the use of heavy-duty equipment.  Stump grinder services should only be performed by an expert.

What’s the Cost of Stump Grinding?

Grinding a stump is typically less costly than having it fully removed.  However, stump grinding costs depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Stump diameter.  Larger tree stumps are significantly harder to remove.  Each inch of the stump’s diameter increases the cost.

  • Stump age.  Older stumps have had time to rot and soften, reducing the effort it takes to grind them down. However, if left dry and sunbaked for too long, a stump often turns hard as a rock.

  • Tree species.  Some tree species pose a more demanding grinding challenge than others, including pine, spruce, silver maple, and elm tree stumps.

  • Root system.  Older trees have had time to work their roots deeper and wider, creating a root system that takes considerable time and effort to grind.  A tree with a less extensive system makes a job faster, easier, and less expensive.  You can also choose a shallow grind, which leaves most of the root system intact.

  • Required cleanup.  We always include general landscape cleanup in the price of stump grinding.  If you choose to reuse and recycle stump grindings, you can save money and receive a practical resource for your landscaping.

  • The more stumps you need to have ground, the better pricing per stump we can offer.

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