How Does Stump Grinding Work?

How Does Stump Grinding Work?

If you’ve ever had a tree removed from your property, you might be left with an unsightly stump remaining in your ground. Stumps not only pose a hazard to your property but they can also affect the aesthetics of your landscape. To find out more about how stump grinding works, please read on.

What Is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is a process used to remove tree stumps by grinding them into small wood chips or sawdust. It reduces the stump to ground level or below, eliminating any visible trace of the tree.

Stump Grinding Process

Assessment and Preparation

Before beginning the stump grinding process, our professional arborists will assess the size and location of the stump, as well as any potential obstacles that may interfere with the grinding equipment. After that, our team cleans the debris, rocks and any other obstructions that could damage the grinding equipment or cause injury.


We use the latest equipment to grind away the stump, starting from the outer edges and working inward. The grinder’s rotating blade chips away at the wood and gradually reduces the size of the stump. If a stump grinder cannot access your stump, we use ECO plugs to degrade the stump and stop regrowth. This kills the stump without causing damage to the surrounding areas within your garden.


Once the stump has been ground down to the desired level, we collect the remaining wood chips and sawdust, leaving behind a clean and level surface.

Contact Us

If you have any stumps on your property that need to be removed, we at Watson & Price Tree Services are here for you. Please feel free to contact us today to schedule a site visit and get free, no obligation quote. We look forward to speaking with and hopefully being of service to you.