Stump Grinding

How to Remove Stump Effectively

Having a tree removed leaves a stump behind.

You could leave the stump alone, but this could cause the following problems for your yard or property:


  • A tripping hazard, especially for children
  • Pests could infest the yard and spread throughout
  • Your landscaping could look unattractive due to the stump


Stump Grinding machines are available at Salt Lake City Tree Removal to complete the job effectively and efficiently.

We have the equipment to get rid of those unwanted stumps, no matter how many you have.

Here’s how we do it.

A tree stump is ground to the ground or just below it by using a tool. The leftover sawdust mixes into the surrounding soil, leaving you with little to clean up or fill in.

The roots of the tree are left to die over time, sometimes this can take up to 10 years. In some cases, the roots can be poisoned to speed up the process. As they die, your yard may develop depressions. Grass and soil can fill them in.

The stump is ground with a machine that moves a cutting wheel across the stump surface back and forth. This grinds the stump into chips. Standard stump grinding entails grinding an area approximately 3 ft in diameter around the stump, and up to a depth of 10′′-24′′ depending on the presence of rocks, utility lines, or any other obstructions. As soon as our team is finished, you will have a hole where the tree and stump once stood. The chips will be left at ground level, and the hole will be roughly 1.5 times the size of the stump.

The stump grinder is one of the tools we use. How do augers work?

Augers are drill bits used for making holes in wood, including tree stumps. As the blade rotates, it forces the wood to come out of the hole as it drills.

The use of an auger attachment for stump grinding can help reduce mess and make the job easier.

Marking utilities such as power, water, gas, internet, and cable with Blue Stakes is part of the stump grinding process. While we use the newest stump grinding equipment available on the market, which is as light as possible, there may be some markings in the landscape along the path of access across the terrain; care will be taken to keep any markings to a minimum. Our crew can utilize plywood sheets to cover paths when turf damage is a concern.

Let us handle your stump grinding needs

A professional tree service is always recommended if you have no experience with stump grinding. Injuries or damage to property will be reduced as a result.

For stump grinding services in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, contact us today. Our team of highly trained, experienced, and professional tree service experts can help you.

What is the purpose of stump grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing tree stumps after tree removal.

Every tree stump removal company has their own stump grinding process, which you should discuss with the company before hiring them.

How much does stump grinding cost?

Grinding is the process of using a machine to remove material from a surface. Most commonly, the grinding process is used to cut down an object into smaller pieces or to smooth out sharp edges.

What are some uses for the mulch produced by stump grinding?

There are many uses for mulch produced by stump grinding. It can be used as a ground cover or filling material for gardens, flower beds, or pathways. Mulch can be used with flowers to create a more natural look with the flowers poking through the top of the mulch. It also can be used as a compost activator.

What should I do with the tree stump after it’s been ground?

Trees are beautiful, big, and they provide a great sense of privacy. As they grow older, they start to die out. When that happens, homeowners are left with the stump which is not only an eyesore but also a fire hazard.

The best thing to do with it is to grind it down and then cover it up with dirt or fill the hole with concrete. The ground stump can be used as a flower bed and if there is enough space around the house, it can be turned into a garden space.

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