Is Stump Grinding A Better Option Than Stump Removal?

Is Stump Grinding A Better Option Than Stump Removal?

Stump Grinding: If you recently got rid of a big tree from your yard, chances are they have left behind a massive stump.

Along with the unremoved stump come many questions, the first one being: should I remove it or leave it?  Once you conclude removing the unsightly stump, the second question pops up: do I go for stump removal or stump grinding professionals?

Before you start Googling to find the best stump grinding Buffalo NY, let’s cut through the noise and discuss the importance of stump grinding for your yard. Also, we will know the difference between stump removal service and stump grinding  – and know which one is most profitable for you. 

What Happens if You Leave Your Stump As It Is?

There are a lot of problems that can arise from leaving the stump unattended, especially if the tree removed was diseased. 

Mentioned below are a few of them:

  • They are unsightly: The most basic reason to grind or remove a tree stump is that they ruin the look of your yard. A big ugly stump can distract anyone from looking at all the good things about your yard. 
  • They are dangerous: Stumps are a threat to the people who live on the property. Children can trip over them and injure themselves, and if you accidentally run your lawn mower over them, it will be damaged beyond repair.
  • They can cause new tree growth: If the stump is left in the yard as it is, a new tree will start to sprout, and you’ll be back where you started. However, this time it will be harder to remove the tree as it will grow stronger and in a more complicated manner. In addition, the tree roots will rob your other plants of getting adequate soil nutrients.
  • They attract bugs and pests: As unattended stumps start to rot, they become a breeding spot for termites, ants, beetles, and other pests.

Branch Specialists Buffalo team always recommends stump grinding over removal as it’s more efficient and creates less mess. Let’s find out why.

Why is Stump Grinding Better Than Stump Removal?

Tree stump removal professionals use heavy-duty equipment to dig into the soil and pull out the stumps. As the tree roots can go deep into the ground, stump removal creates a lot of mess and leaves a big hole behind. In comparison, stump grinding is less intensive and efficient at shaving down unsightly stumps.

As grinding does not require heavy-duty machines, there will be minimum disturbances in your yard. Our vertical stump grinders can grind 4-10 inches deep into the ground, which means there will be no traces of the stump left, and you can easily plant a flower bed at that site. 

Lastly, stump grinding is way cheaper than stump removal. This means when you choose to grind the stump instead of pulling it out, the work will be done more efficiently, quickly, and at a lesser cost.


The Branch Specialists team will utilize the wood chips to fill the hole and make mulch for your garden. So, don’t waste any time thinking. Call the best tree service company in Buffalo – Branch Specialists Buffalo to take care of your yard today.

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21:50 01 Nov 23
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21:43 16 Oct 23
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19:17 02 Aug 23
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18:30 18 Feb 23
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14:41 30 Aug 22
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