Stump Grinding and Stump Removal


You are tired of tree stumps on your property? Call us!

Do you have an old tree stump on your property that you really hate looking at? While cutting down the tree may have been for safety reasons that doesn’t mean you have to keep looking at this old stump, which is potentially a tripping or safety hazard on its own. To get rid of a stump, you have a couple options: grinding it down or removing it completely. Either route you choose, let Tree Removal Toronto do the hard work for you. There are pros and cons to each, of course, so if you need a tree stump gone here’s what you need to know.

Overall cost

Stump grinding will be the cheaper option, usually, overall when it comes to removing a stump. Grinding it down will involve less equipment, a smaller crew and take less time so it makes sense it’s going to cost less. The good news is that the difference in cost isn’t huge so either could be a valid option within a similar budget.

Timeline of removal

Completely removing the stump is pretty invasive, and it takes a long time to complete. The crew will have to dig down far enough to make sure they get all the roots, which could be deep if the tree was large when it was cut down. On the other hand, grinding down a stump is pretty quick from start to finish.

Finished look

If you decide to completely remove the stump, you will be left with a massive hole in your backyard whereas grinding it down doesn’t leave that hole. The benefit to this massive hole on your property is that, if you wanted to, it makes it incredibly easy to replant another tree because you won’t have to dig again.


Future of the roots

If you decide to completely remove the stump, you will be getting rid of all the roots associated with that stump. If you decide to grind down the stump, it doesn’t get rid of the roots and leaves them in the ground. In that instance, you do run the risk of eventual root decay or even the tree sprouting again if it wasn’t completely dead.

Tripping hazard

When a stump is ground down, it is made to be as flush and even with the ground as possible but that doesn’t mean it won’t pose a threat. A completely removed stump will leave nothing to trip over while one that’s ground down might pose a tripping hazard to those running around and using the yard.

The stumps and roots of old trees are aesthetically unappealing, but they can also cause tripping hazards or even, in some cases, the roots can continue to grow underground. If you have an old tree that’s been cut down, it really is best to also get rid of the stump while you’re working at it. We can provide you with options as to what makes the most sense for removal, and help you determine what’s best for your home and property. While we’re visiting your property, we can provide an assessment of the other trees you have and whether they need some maintenance like perhaps cabling or bracing for support. Give us a call at 647-792-4026 today!