Stump Grinding

If an unsightly tree stump is marring your landscape, then it's time to consider stump grinding. In less time than you would have thought possible, that stump can be cleared away as if it never existed.

Tree stumps frequently are left behind in commercial and residential landscapes after a tree is removed. Typically, this happens because someone attempted a tree removal by themselves without a professional arborist on hand. When they get down to the stump, they discover just how difficult it is to completely remove a tree. Alternatively, some stumps are left behind when a tree falls down. How do you get rid of that stump?

Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

The answer is to have the stump ground. This is the process through which a property can be cleared of all stumps, leaving the owner with room to expand their lawn or create a new flower bed. Mostly, it's nice to have that eyesore gone so that it's easier to enjoy the yard.

However, getting rid of a stump is important for other reasons. Rotting wood may attract many pests to the property, including carpenter ants and termites. Once they move into a rotting tree stump, these pests may decide to start exploring the nearby structures. The results can be disastrous, which makes grinding that stump an essential part of maintaining the property.

Get Rid of the Stump for Good

Getting rid of a stump is a lot more work than most people realize. That's why they tend to give up when they try to do the job themselves. One of the main advantages of having a professional stump grinding service do the job for you is that they have the right equipment. An industrial-strength stump grinder ensures that this task gets done with ease.

The stump grinder efficiently turns that enormous piece of wood into small, manageable pieces. Grinding below the ground surface helps to destroy the tree's larger root system. Then, the area is covered over with dirt and small pieces of the wood. You can even use these leftovers as mulch elsewhere in the yard.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional

If you still want to get rid of that stump yourself, you'll have to rent a stump grinder, then figure out how it works. This can be a fairly dangerous prospect. Moreover, without training and experience, chances are good that the job won't be as thoroughly complete as it could be. The result is that the tree may keep trying to come back.

The whole process can be expensive, time-consuming and frustrating.

That's why it makes sense to hire a professional like Mike's Tree Service. Mike's Tree Service is located in Clinton Corners, and his company performs all sorts of tree services across Ulster County and Dutchess County. Whether your property is residential or commercial, Mike's Tree Service can help you.

You don't have to live with that unsightly stump in your landscape. Having the stump ground is probably quicker and more affordable than you realize. Best of all, Mike's Tree Service will thoroughly clean the area so that your landscape looks better than ever.

Give Mike a call at 845-266-3685 or email him at to have an arborist give you a free estimate. With the assistance of Mike and his crew, your yard will soon be stump-free.