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How Does The Stump Grinding and Removal Process Work

How Does the Stump Grinding and Removal Process Work?

How Does The Stump Grinding and Removal Process Work?

Whenever a tree falls or gets removed from the property, a stump ALWAYS is left behind. These unsightly obstructions might look like a minor obstacle, but in reality, they pose a great deal of hazard to the outdoors.

Stump grinding is a specialized and effective process to get rid of these unwanted stumps without damaging the surrounding area.

But a question you might ask is: what’s so tricky about removing a stump?

First, to answer this question, let us first understand how the stump grinding and removal process works.


1. Area Inspection

The process begins with inspecting the area to ensure that it’s safe for work– i.e., to check if there is a solid footing for the stump grinder or any safety hazards around the work area, etc.

Our company’s inspector will take note of the dimensions, rocks, and debris that need to be cleared from the area and give you an estimate of how much the service would cost.

2. Preparing the Area

Before we start the work, the Branch Specialists stump grinding team will come to remove big obstacles, dig up any metal objects, and secure the utility lines (if there are any nearby). They will also trim the plants and grass to increase visibility. 

3. Safety Features

Stump grinders are hazardous machines. Every individual must wear safety gear like goggles, gloves, chainsaw safety pants, and sturdy work boots.

4. Trimming The Stump

Before using the grinder, the experienced stump removal team uses a solid chainsaw to trim and cut down the stump as close to the ground. Trimming helps reduce the work of the stump grinder, which speeds up the grinding process and makes the job much easier.

5. Grinding The Stump

Once everything is set, the tree removal team will bring the stump grinders, set the grinder wheel a few inches above the edge of the stump, start lowering the wheel and cutting into the stump. 

They will move the wheel back and forth and side to side to cut into the wood. And they will reposition and repeat the process to grind the stump section by section.

6. Grinding Below Grade

To ensure that there are no residuals left, you can plant flowers and other plants at the stump’s location. Our team will run the stump grinder 4 to 16 inches below the surface of the ground and remove the entire stump and its roots

Thereafter they will turn off the grinder and move it away from the stump area to make sure if the 

stump is completely removed or not.

7. Clean Up

After the grinding is done, we will inspect and then start cleaning the area. The team will rake, shovel, and gather all the wood chips and sawdust in one place. They will then use these wood chips to fill the hole, tamp it down and rake the area to get an even surface.

As you have chosen the best stump grinding company in Rochester NY, we will also prepare an organic mulch for you, which will reduce wastage and boost the overall health of your lawn.

And it’s Done…!

Your outdoors are ready! You can plant vegetable or flower seeds over the stump area and water them to restore your lawn and make it look more beautiful.

Now you know how it’s done – you can also opt for any other company than Branch Specialist Rochester. But we are not sure whether their equipment and knowledge will be enough to take down your stumps effortlessly. But you can surely use this knowledge to monitor and ensure that work is completed properly.