Is Stump Grinding or Stump Removal the Best Option?


Are you wondering whether stump grinding, stump removal, or leaving the stump alone is the better option? Learn more here.

Homeowners hire tree removal services for a variety of reasons. Whether a tree recently fell on your property or you’re making changes to your landscaping, when a tree comes down you may be left with an unsightly stump.

You’re also left with a few choices — stump grinding, stump removal, or just leaving the stump alone. Not sure which option is best? We’re here to help.

Keep reading to learn why stump grinding is the easiest and most affordable option following tree removal.

Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

So you’ve recently taken down some trees around your home and aren’t sure what to do with the remaining tree stumps. The two most popular options are to remove them completely or grind them down. Both options have their pros and cons but, in the end, stump grinding is faster, cheaper, and much more convenient.

Here’s a closer comparison of the two techniques for stump removal.

Stump Grinding is Fast

Chances are, you want those unsightly tree stumps gone right away. Leaving them in place is not only an eyesore but it could be dangerous.

Stump grinding is much faster than stump removal. The grinding process is quick, efficient, and usually done in a couple of hours, depending on how many tree stumps there are.

Stump removal is a much more involved process and, therefore, takes much longer.


If you’re looking to save a few pennies, stump grinding is definitely the way to go. It’s much more affordable than stump removal.

Because stump removal is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, companies have to charge more. Stump removal also requires heavy, expensive machinery.

Stump grinding is done using special ground saws, which are much easier to use and more cost-effective.

Requires Less Filling

When you completely remove a tree stump — roots and all — you’re left with a large hole that needs to be filled. Depending on how large the tree was, filling in the hole can be labor-intensive, time-consuming, and costly. You’re also responsible for hauling away the stump and cleaning up any residual chemicals the company used.

Stump grinding leaves the roots in place, which means there’s no hole left to fill. The only thing you’ll need to clean up is the sawdust that’s left behind.

You also have the option to cover the remaining area above the stump with dirt or grass. The roots below will naturally decay over time, making less work for you.

Consider Stump Grinding for Your Next Home Project

Did you recently remove trees from your property and need to do something with the remaining stumps? While some homeowners choose to leave them in place, this is not a good look.

Instead, consider the quick and easy process of stump grinding. In a matter of hours, we can have your lawn looking as good as new!

We can also help identify and detect certain tree diseases and offer treatment options. Call us at 855-TREEMAN (873-3626) today for a free estimate.


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