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Did You Know?

  • In some parts of the world, stump harvesting is used to produce tar and charcoal.
  • Stumps increasingly provide a source of biomass for alternative energy sources
  • Stump grinding only removes the top-most layer of the stump, leaving the bulk of mass buried underground.
  • Leaving stumps in the ground can harbor disease and fungus, threatening nearby trees.

Stump Removal

Depending on the size and species of the felled tree, stumps can be several feet across and may extend 10-15 feet deep in the ground. Lateral roots are often as large as the largest tree branches and can extend outward up to 75 feet or more.

Many stump grinding companies offer "Stump Removal" but this is not a fully accurate description of the work being done. Stump grinding only removes the top layer of wood. This will lead to sinkholes as the wood naturally decomposes and settles over time. Grading and levelling an area where the top layer of a stump has been removed is impossible because most of the stump is still left in the ground.

Stump harvesting completely removes the stump - all of it - not just the top layer. No foundation should ever be poured where the top layer of a stump has been ground away - the remaining bulk of the stump will rot in time, causing your house or driveway foundation to fail. An honest stump grinder will tell you this!

I offer total stump removal. My process involves digging the entire stump and lateral root system and hauling it away. After removing your stumps the hole is filled with dirt.


Before

Large pine and hardwood stumps to be removed
Large pine and hardwood stumps to be removed

During

Placing a large hardwood stump in a rolloff container
Placing a large hardwood stump in a rolloff container

During

A pile of stumps removed from the backyard
A pile of stumps removed from the backyard

After

Excavator with two loaded rolloff containers
Excavator with two loaded rolloff containers

After

Rough grade ready for the landscapers to prep & plant sod.
Backyard smoothed after removing stumps


Before

Before

During

During

After

After


Extracting stumps for commercial building project

Hardwood triplet approximately 4' in diameter about to be unearthed.

Hardwood triplet approximately 4' in diameter about to be unearthed.

Monstrous stump upended in its hole, before being cut down and placed into rolloff containers.

Monstrous stump upended in its hole, before being cut down and placed into rolloff containers.

Pine and hardwood stumps extracted and waiting to be loaded into rolloff cans.

Pine and hardwood stumps extracted and waiting to be loaded into rolloff cans.

Pile of stumps removed and waiting to be placed into rolloff containers.

Pile of stumps removed and waiting to be placed into rolloff containers

Over thirty stumps cleared in a day (including several "monster" stumps).

Over thirty stumps cleared in a day (including several


Lawn Prep
Lawn Prep

Yard need some attention? Permanent bare dirt spots? Ready to reseed or lay sod? I can assist with everything from grading and levelling to tilling up hard soil in preparation for seeding or sod. Read more...

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Stump Grinding

Like the tip of an iceburg, there is more to stump removal than meets the eye. I can permenantly remove entire stumps, rather than grinding off the top layer (which leaves the bulk of the stump to rot underground, causing sinkholes.) Read more...

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Garden Prep

Whether you have a small backyard garden or an acre or more of land to plow & till, I can provide initial breaking up of soil - even if you decide to use alternate methods of planting in the future. I am also available to help you with soil management, irrigation, cover crops and more. Read more...

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Debris Removal

Some projects require hauling off debris from lot clearing, stump removal, demolition, or buried trash cleanup. I can assist in providing the appropriate sized roll-off container in addition to other services needed for your project. Read more...

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