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Stump Grinding

Remove Those Unsightly Stumps Forever

Tree Stumps Are More Than
Just A Nuisance

Stumps don't just get in the way when you're trying to mow the lawn or play a game of catch. They also can resprout, harbor fungal diseases and pests, and rot, leaving a dangerous hole in the ground.

Why Grind Out a Tree Stump?

Tree stumps are more than just an eyesore. They can be a tripping hazard, especially for young children or the elderly, and large roots can damage your lawn mower and other equipment if they aren’t removed. Old, rotting stumps can attract insects and other pests to your yard, and are a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Tree stumps can pose a safety hazard

Stumps rot over time and are colonized by fungi that can spread to nearby trees and plants

Dead stumps attract insects, including destructive carpenter ants and termites

Freshly cut stumps aren't dead. They can keep sprouting new growth and roots can continue growing (and damaging nearby structures).

Tree stumps can be a good place for invasive plant species to grow

The stump can prevent you from using that area for other things, such as putting in a play area, building a deck or patio, or planting a new tree or plants

After the Stump is Gone ...

Tree Planting Service

After grinding out the tree stump and surrounding roots, we can replant with another tree! The service includes:

  • preparing the planting site to get the new tree off to a great start,
  • helping you choose the most suitable tree for the site, and
  • properly planting the new tree for you.
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Did You Know?

Free Wood Chips

We offer unlimited FREE wood chips to our customers! We'll even deliver them for free within our normal service area. Deliveries take place when we're doing other work in your area - we're not able to schedule delivery for a specific date or time.

"I've had 2 jobs done by Alpine Tree of Madison and would highly recommend them. They were fast, no-nonsense and cleaned up completely. In addition, the crews sent to do the work were friendly, courteous and were there to work"

Dan Emmerich

Contact us for stump grinding services

How Does Stump Grinding Work?

After a tree has been cut down, you're left with a stump. You can leave it where it is or have it professionally removed. Unless it's very small, this is NOT a DIY job.

Here's what you can expect when you hire Alpine Tree Service for professional stump grinding.

  1. If we haven't just removed your tree(s), we’ll come to your property to inspect the stump(s) and provide you with an estimate for stump grinding.
  2. Before any stump grinding work can be done, any underground utilities, wires or structures must be marked. We'll ask you to call 811 and arrange to have utilities marked at least 3 days before the scheduled work.
  3. Our stump grinder will arrive on a trailer and will be wheeled to the work site. It's large enough to tackle any size stump but small enough to fit through a gate to access almost any yard.
  4. We carefully prepare the area to ensure that nothing nearby will be damaged by flying wood chips.
  5. The stump grinder has a spinning carbide-tipped steel wheel that's lowered onto the stump and moved side to side, slowly grinding away the stump to about 6 to 8 inches below the soil surface.
  6. Once the stump has been removed, we move on to any major roots surrounding it (if desired). By removing these roots, you're able to replant in the same spot. We're happy to work with you to select and plant a replacement tree if you'd like.
  7. Stump grinding leaves a lot of wood shavings. We can leave them in a pile for you to use, you can choose to have us rake the shavings into the hole where the stump was and level the ground to the same elevation as the adjacent soil, or we can remove the grindings from your property.

Fully insured specifically for tree work

ISA Certified Arborists on staff to ensure safety and quality

Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association

Locally owned and operated since 2010

Available 24/7 for emergency tree removals

Free estimates on all tree work

All work is done with strict adherence to professional tree care standards (ANSI A300)

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"Excellent tree service from beginning to end with quote, customer service and crew. Highly recommend."

NJ Reilly

Need stump grinding in Morristown or the surrounding area?

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