Stump Grinding (Part 2)

Stump grinding is a messy job. It should be undertaken by a professional only. Austin Tree Service performs stump grinding services for their clients after a tree removal or for trees we haven’t even removed. If you have a stump that needs grinding, we can do it for you.

If you believe you have utility lines under the stump whether they are water, gas, electrical, etc., you should call 811 at least a few days before the stump grinding. They will coordinate with the utilities and those that are affected by the removal will come out to your property and mark the areas affected with paint (it will wash off with water). This helps us out immensely and allows us to know if a removal can be done. In some cases, the wires may be affected and we can’t risk cutting them.

Stump grinding is usually performed by stump grinding machines. We use stump grinding machines to perform our stump grinding services. Configured with a grinding wheel that has teeth, a stump grinder spins and operates with hydraulics back and forth to slowly grind a tree stump.  Some companies grind stumps out to a depth of approximately 2 feet below the ground. Austin Tree Service, however, only grind down to a depth of six inches. We do this to save you money on time and labor. It doesn’t take us long to do a stump grinding operation. That’s because we are experts in the procedure and have done it many times before.

Sometimes, axes need to be used to get the tree stump out of the ground. If that happens, we are more than capable of using those tools as well. We are well versed in all the processes surrounding stump grinding and you can trust in us to make your stump removal very efficient and well done.

After a stump grinding, shavings and wood chips are left behind. It can be a messy bit of business. Many of our customers wonder who will pick up the mess and are not inclined to have their stumps ground because of the inherent mess. However, we do offer pick up service and we will clean the area for you for a minimal cost. When we come out to estimate the job, we can estimate the clean up as well. Just ask.

You can contact us at 512-341-8888. We will handle the mess of a stump grinding so that you don’t have to. We will take care of everything. We are Austin Tree Service and we are your one-stop shop for all things tree-related.