Tree stump grinding is a newer method of removing tree stumps that uses a specialized machine to grind down a tree stump to below the level of the earth so that you can cover the area with grass and avoid having to completely remove the root system. It works well for people that don't need that space for anything else but want to remove an unsightly or dangerous tree stump. If you do need a complete tree stump removal, please look at our information on tree stump removals.
Advantages of Stump Grinding over Tree Stump Removal
First of all, stump grinding costs are lower than complete stump removal because it is faster and easier to grind down a stump compared to having to dig up the entire root system. If you are not putting another tree in its place, the recovery time for your yard is usually much faster because the amount of grass that has been affected is smaller.
Disadvantages of Stump Grinding
The biggest problem with stump grinding is the possibility that the tree will grow back, especially if it was a tree that you had tree cutters remove while it was still alive and thriving. Some trees are hardy growers and will still come back even when ground down and covered with earth. Another disadvantage is that the root system is still beneath the earth, so if you decide to use that space for any type of planting or construction project, you will have to deal with the root ball.
How Much Does Stump Grinding Cost?
Tree stump grinding cost varies from property to property depending on the size and location of the stump, as well as how many stumps will need to be removed. If you have several stumps that need grinding, then we can usually offer you a package price because transporting the heavy machinery is needed. If you need stump grinding services in Minnesota, please give us a call today for a free quote.