Stump grinding is done after all tree removal work has been completed. Stump work is contracted out and a different specialized crew will come out within one to three business days after trees have been successfully removed. The stump grinder it is a self-propelled, tired machine that is approximately three feet wide and eight feet long, just small enough to fit through a standard gate. It has a rotating head with teeth that spins at a high rate of speed, digging approximately 8 – 10 inches beneath the ground. Because of the depth of the stump grinder can dig, in some cases utilities have to be marked prior to stump grinding. The grinder chips the stump into small debris. Please note all stump grinding debris is left on site, unless an agreement noted on the proposal has been made to have it removed.
If your fence needs to be removed in order for the stump grinding machine to gain access, we can remove your fence as an accommodation if the tree crew is already on site. Otherwise fence removal and reinstallation will be the responsibility of the homeowner unless otherwise noted on the proposal’s scope of work.