Removing a tree stump
Following the removal of a large tree, the
part of the job is getting rid the stump and major roots. Most people are inclined
to skip stump removal in order to save money, but we always
recommend stump removal as the final step in the tree removal
In order to plant something new in the area of the stump, complete stump removal is a necessity. Be sure to remove ALL
of the stump and major roots if you want to plant another tree in the same
You will have to pay extra to have a stump completely ground out,
since most stump removal bids only include removal of 4 to 6 inches
of the stump below ground level.
In some cases, where a large stump grinding machine doesn't have
good access, you may have to leave a large portion of the
underground stump, and plant away from the stump area. Planting
trees and shrubs on top of old stumps (where there isn't adequate
soil) is not recommended.