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Ukiah, Ca.

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Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

You’ve had a tree removed, but you’re left with a stump in the middle of the yard. Now what? At Johnson’s Quality Tree Care, we provide safe and efficient stump grinding services. Leave the work to our team of expert arborists who will grind your hazardous stumps, leaving your yard ready for future plantings.

What Is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is one of several techniques recommended for stumps left behind after tree removal. At Johnson’s Quality Tree Care, a professional arborist uses a grinder to break the stump and roots into tiny pieces, leaving just wood chips behind.

The Tree Stump Grinding Process

Stump grinding is less intrusive than other techniques for stump removal. During the grinding process, our team will grind a tree stump into wood chips in the ground. These chips may be repurposed as mulch or compost for other plants, or they may be disposed of as yard waste.

It’s a quick, simple way to remove the aboveground portion of the stump and destroys most or all of the root system. If you choose stump grinding for your yard, consult a landscaping professional before rebuilding or replanting on the same site.

Why Opt for Professional Stump Grinding?

The benefits of stump grinding are numerous and include:

  • Improving the appearance of your yard. When left to rot, tree stumps can make a beautiful landscape appear shabby.
  • Freeing up space for new landscaping or structures. Explore new landscape design possibilities in a yard free of old tree stumps.
  • Keep your yard safe. Neglected tree stumps may be a hazard in your lawn, they may make the space difficult to use for outdoor living, and hidden roots are known to damage mower blades.

Grinding is a dangerous job that requires the use of heavy-duty equipment. Stump grinder services should only be performed by an expert.

What’s the Cost of Stump Grinding?

Grinding a stump is typically less costly than having it fully removed. However, stump grinding costs depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Stump diameter. Larger tree stumps are significantly harder to remove. Each inch of the stump’s diameter increases the cost.
  • Stump age. Older stumps have had time to rot and soften, reducing the effort it takes to grind them down. However, if left dry and sunbaked for too long, a stump often turns hard as a rock.
  • Tree species. Some tree species pose a more demanding grinding challenge than others, including pine, spruce, silver maple, elm, and acacia tree stumps.
  • Root system. Older trees have had time to work their roots deeper and wider, creating a root system that takes considerable time and effort to grind. A tree with a less extensive system makes a job faster, easier, and less expensive. You can also choose a shallow grind, which leaves most of the root system intact.
  • Required cleanup. We always include general landscape cleanup in the price of stump grinding. If you choose to reuse and recycle stump grindings, you can save money and receive a practical resource for your landscaping.
  • Number of stumps to grind. The more stumps you need to have ground, the more expensive a job will be. At Johnson’s Quality Tree Care, we do everything in our power to make our services budget-friendly.

When you choose Johnson’s Quality Tree Care, our teams will respond as soon as possible to safely remove the offending limbs or trees. Rely on us in your time of need. Call (707) 462-7009 for quick tree services and upfront pricing.


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Who is responsible for fallen tree removal?

Any tree or limbs that fall onto your property due to natural causes would be your responsibility, even if the tree were your neighbor’s. If the tree fell due to negligence, it’s the responsibility of the tree’s owner. If the tree was growing on public lands, like a park, community officials are responsible for its clearing.

Which way will a tree fall in a storm?

A tree is most likely to fall in the direction of an already existing lean. If your tree doesn’t lean, there’s no way to predict which direction it might fall.

Which trees fall in storms?

Weak or damaged trees are the most likely to fall during a storm. An arborist can look for signs of a fragile tree, such as a cracked trunk, dead or dying branches, illness, or a dangerous lean.

Minimize the risk of trees falling after the wind and rain are done with cabling and bracing to support a tree damaged in a storm.

Will my grass be damaged?

We take every practical precaution to ensure that your yard is undamaged during the project. It is our goal to leave your property better than we found it. Our specialty all wheel bobcats and log loaders are equipped with low impact turf tires to assist in the minimization of turf disturbance.

How to tell if a tree is dying or can be salvaged:

An experienced arborist from Johnsons Quality Tree Care will examine your trees and tell you whether deadwooding may help save your tree or if it’s better to remove the tree to make room for a healthy one. Many times, trees can be helped if you call for a service to take care of dead or dying branches as soon as you notice them.

Does cutting off dead branches help a tree?

Yes! Removing dead branches and rot allows more space for healthy tree growth and lowers the risk of disease and infection. Professional limb removal is the best way to protect your tree from further harm.

Should I cut dead branches off my tree?

Yes, but you should always hire a professional service for dead branch removal. JQTC arborists have the professional training and equipment to spot and safely remove all the dead wood on your tree without causing harm to other nearby limbs or the trunk.


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