Frequently Asked Questions
What is stump grinding?
Stump grinding is the most efficient and cost effective way to remove stumps with minimal or no damage to your property.
We grind the stump with a machine that not only chips away the portion above ground, but also into the ground.
How do I measure a stump properly?
The two most important measurements of a stump is the height and the width from where the ground touches the tree.
My stump only has a small diameter!
Most stumps that are only visible above ground can be very deceiving in size. Often the biggest part of the stump is found below grade level.
What will I see after the stump grinding is complete?
The place where the stump used to be, will have a nice covering of mulch and dirt and ready for your new landscaping plans.
How much MULCH can I expect from my stump?
The amount of is dependent on a number of factors:
• how large the stump is above ground
• how much of the root system needs to be removed from under the surface
• what type of tree it was.
How deep do you grind the stump below grade (ground level)?
We will grind the stump from 4 to 8 inches below grade (ground level), depending on the size and type of tree stump. We can grind deeper if you have a need for it.
How long will it take to complete the stump grinding?
Depending on the location and size of the stump, the time required to complete the job will range between 45 minutes and 5 hours.
However, there are times that the stump holds a secret that can considerable impact the time estimate.
Will the equipment damage my sidewalk, driveway, lawn or landscaping?
Our equipment is extremely maneuverable and lawn friendly and can be used on manicured lawns, golf courses and any other delicate locations.
We can grind within inches of sidewalks, driveways, fences, edging or other structures.
In most cases, once we have completed the removal, there is no visual indication that our equipment was ever on your property.
Do you guarantee satisfaction?
We settle for nothing less than our customers to be completely satisfied.
We want you as our customer for life.
We provide competitive pricing.
Call us for your free estimate
WE WILL MATCH ANY REASONABLE ESTIMATE!
Fax number: 301.576.4413
Gaithersburg, Maryland- Branch:
8800 Emory Grove Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone number: 301.519.1209
Fax number: 301.576.4413
Stump removal properly completes the process of tree removal. Sometimes this service is requested long after the tree has been removed. That’s because the extra cost of stump removal causes homeowners to remove the tree and simply remove the stump at another time.
Stumps are normally cut fairly close to the ground. However, sometimes large tree stumps are left very tall due to the difficulty of cutting low, in this event you can transform the tree stump into a lawn decoration.
When grass is all that’s desired, then the stump only needs to be ground a few inches. If another tree is to be planted then the stump can be ground deeper. Grinding stumps allows for soil and seed promoting grass to grow, and eliminates the stump as a constant obstacle when mowing the yard.
WHY REMOVE A TREE STUMP?
Things to mention that may affect the estimate
Steps, slope, waterlogged soil, windows, parked cars.
The grinder chips away at the stumps and surrounding soil and can eject
wood and stone chips quite violently easily enough to break a window.