As you are planning to remove a tree on your property, your main concern will likely be in regards to cutting down the tree, with little thought going toward the stump removal. In reality, the opposite should be the case. After all, the removal of a stump is a much grander process, and because of this, is also commonly an additional service offered separately from the tree removal service.

Unwilling to pay extra, many people thus leave the old tree stumps to rot in their yards. However, these aren’t the only two options there are. You could also take the problem into your own hands and research how to remove the stump yourself. And if that is your intention, or if you are simply interested in how you may achieve this in the future, keep reading.

Why should I remove the stump in the first place?

There are quite a few reasons to remove a stump, ranging from appearance to safety concerns. Let’s start with the less severe ones.For one, stumps simply don’t look appealing. They stick out and interrupt the flow of your landscape, and things only become worse over time when weeds, fungus, and other vegetation begins to overtake the stump.Furthermore, a stump will also stop you from re-purposing the space the unwanted tree was taking up. Once the stump has been removed, that space could be used for a gazebo, flowerbed, or simply to expand on your lawn.

Most importantly, a stump can be dangerous, especially once vegetation has overgrown it and hidden it from sight. When hidden, a stump can be a tripping hazard and become caught on machinery. Though even a clearly visible stump can be dangerous, especially around children who will likely climb on top of it to jump off or otherwise involve it as they play.

How much work will it be to remove the stump from my property?

It is important to assess the nature of the stump on your property. The thickness, age, and sturdiness of it will help determine which method is best befitting of its removal. The first thing to take note of is whether you are dealing with a pine tree or a deciduous tree. In reference to stump removal, pine trees tend to be easier to work with since their roots tend to be shorter and located closer to the surface. Next are age and thickness. To know more about the correct methods and ways of stump grinding and Tree Removal in Bay Area CA, call in the professionals. They will not only explain the whole process but will help you get the stump or dying tree removed with ease.


We hired Arborworks to remove 10 trees at our new house. There was a small overgrown forest going on. I don’t think anyone ever trimmed anything in this yard! Not only did they remove the trees and ground the stumps, they also took out our other items we had cut down ourselves.The biggest tree was almost three stories, you could see it towering over the house from the front and we have a two story house. Could not believe how efficiently they cut down that monster tree. Their guy who was in the tree – WOW he made it look easy but I know that it wasn’t! Knew what limbs to cut and where the limbs were going to fall. Was very impressed! We were there when they took all the trees out and I can tell you they definitely know what they are doing. They asked if we wanted the chips/mulch from the stump grinder otherwise they would have taken it away.I would hire them again in a heart beat and I’ve already recommended them! Great prices and GREAT service.
George R. Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto, CA


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