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Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

Mar 4

Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal


Even though it may not seem like much, a tree stump can be dangerous to your yard and safety. Tree stumps can cause serious injury to pets and children. Because they are so difficult to maneuver around, your lawn will not get the proper care. They can also be very unattractive. Daytona Tree Men can help.

We provide 24-hour emergency services to residential and commercial properties throughout Daytona and beyond. Our tree service experts will talk about the two main methods to get rid of a stump. Continue reading to learn more about the pros and disadvantages of each method. Contact our tree service experts today to learn how we could help maintain your yard's beauty, safety, and manageability.

Method 1: Stump Grinding

First, homeowners are advised not to attempt to grind or remove a stump. Both these stump removal techniques are very complex and require professionals to perform. Stump grinding requires the use of a powerful machine in order to remove the stump at the right height. This will allow it to blend seamlessly into your landscape. Although it removes any visible remains of a tree, the stump grinding process can cause sprouts, fungi, or the stump itself, to grow again. It is possible for roots to eventually die, but it can take up to ten years.


  • It's quick and efficient
  • This is less intrusive than stump removal
  • It's also environmentally friendly because you can reuse the wood chips leftover as mulch
  • It leaves you with a clean slate
  • More economical than stump extraction


  • Tree roots remain
  • This can make it messy, if not done by professionals such as Daytona Tree Men.

Method2: Stump Removing

Sometimes called stump-pulling, stump removal involves taking down the entire tree root to roots. Stump removal can be difficult and may require heavy force. This is why it's important to get a qualified arborist. The stump can be removed completely but it can also create a large, unsightly hole in your garden, which could prove to be more dangerous than the stump. Daytona Tree Men is happy to fill in any hole that you may have if stump removal is chosen.


  • So you don’t have to wait long for root decay, it's possible to eliminate both the stump and roots
  • Eliminates the potential for regrowth


  • Generally, stump grinding costs more than stump grinding.
  • More intrusive than stump grinding
  • Your yard is left with a large hole
  • This is because the stump must be disposed of and not reused.

Increase the curb appeal of your yard and free up space. You can also extend the life expectancy of your lawnmower. Your family will be safe with stump grinding or stump removal services by Daytona Tree Men.


Daytona Tree Men

340 South Segrave Street Daytona Beach Florida 32114

(386) 217 9770