Stump Removal

The Importance of Stump Removal

Stump removal is the final aspect of removing a tree. Stump removal is a considerable part of any tree removal or property restoration. Our process is to not only grind out the core of the stump but the surface root system as well.

The area that is ground out is usually to depth of approximately 2’ and 5 times the diameter of the stump. Grinding out a wider area ensures thoroughness of quality and a happy client.

We pride ourselves on the thoroughness to which we remove the stumps and supporting surface roots.

Stump grinding areas can be restored to lawn or left in their natural state with excess grindings removed, leveling the area over.

The Importance of Stump Removal

Stump removal is the final aspect of removing a tree. Stump removal is a considerable part of any tree removal or property restoration. Our process is to not only grind out the core of the stump but the surface root system as well.

The area that is ground out is usually to depth of approximately 2’ and 5 times the diameter of the stump. Grinding out a wider area ensures thoroughness of quality and a happy client.

We pride ourselves on the thoroughness to which we remove the stumps and supporting surface roots.

Stump grinding areas can be restored to lawn or left in their natural state with excess grindings removed, leveling the area over.

Here are a few questions regarding stump removal...

How deep will the stump grinder remove the tree stump?

Shreiner Tree Care’s stump grinders reach a depth of 2 feet deep. Although most stumps are not that deep, it ensures we are able to reach deep enough to grind out the entire stump and surface roots, every time.


Will you haul away the wood chips?

Shreiner Tree Care offers three stump grinding options:

  1. Grind entire stump and roots, removing most of the chips and grindings and leaving the remaining surface level with the surrounding area.
  2. Grind entire stump and roots, removing all chips and grindings and replacing with soil and grass seed
  3. Grind entire stump and roots, removing all chips and grindings and replacing with a new plant or tree.

How deep will the stump grinder remove the tree stump?

Shreiner Tree Care’s stump grinders reach a depth of 2 feet deep. Although most stumps are not that deep, it allows us to reach deep enough to grind out the entire stump, every time.


Will the arborist, or tree service, haul away the wood chips?

Shreiner Tree Care offers three stump grinding options:

  1. Grind entire stump and roots, leaving the entire pile of chips and grindings for you or your landscaper to clean up.
  2. Grind entire stump and roots, removing most of the chips and grindings and leaving the remaining surface level with the surrounding area.
  3. Grind entire stump and roots, removing all chips and grindings replacing with soil and grass seed or replacing with a new plant or tree.

Is the arborist going to contact phone and utility companies to locate underground wires or pipes?

Yes. Shreiner Tree care will contact all local utility companies for a “Mark Out”. The local utility companies will come to your property and use landscape flags and/or marking paint to indicate where the utilities are on your property.


What else should I keep in mind when removing a tree stump?

Whichever stump removal option you choose, let your arborist know if you want to replant a tree in the same spot or if you are planning to reseed the stump area with grass.

It is also important to advise the arborist, or tree service, of any known underground obstructions such as gas lines for outdoor grills, septic fields, underground dog fences, irrigation lines, etc.