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The Differences Between Stump Removal and Stump Grinding Service

Florida is known as being the sunshine state. With sunny weather year-round, it creates a thriving environment for thick forests and vegetation. Because of this, tree removal services are a necessity for many Florida residents.

If you live in a heavily wooded area, you might need to remove more trees to protect your home. A falling tree has the potential to damage your property and cause serious injury to anyone in its path.  

Tree removal services guarantee your property and family stay safe by removing any hazardous trees. During this process, often, the stump of the tree is left behind. Unless you have the stump removed with the rest of the tree or ground down, it will remain on your property indefinitely—more trees to remove means more stumps left on your property.  

At SB Tree Service, we offer two types of stump removal that will help bring the beauty back to your yard. It’s essential to understand each service’s benefits and drawbacks before choosing the right one for you. Read on to decide if our stump removal or stump grinding service is best for your property. 

Why Should I Remove a Tree Stump? 

There are many reasons you would want or need to remove a stump from your property. Even though it may not be necessary in every case, the benefits can include: 

  • Lowering your property value 
  • Damage to your lawnmower or car depending on its location 
  • Attracting insects 
  • Causing harm to children or pets using your property 

Our stump removal and stump grinding service are well worth the cost and will make sure you don’t have to worry about any of the risks mentioned above. A team of skilled professionals will work with you and the landscape of your yard to determine the best service.  

What Are Stump Removal Services?

Stump removal is the process of extracting the whole tree stump, including the tree’s root system, from your yard. During this process, we use our heavy machinery to remove all aspects of your old tree safely.  


Completely removing a tree stump from your property means that you no longer need to worry about any of the risks. This process also guarantees that there will be no new plant growth in the area, leaving you with a leveled yard. Typically, it’s wise to invest in stump removal if you need to build on top of the site since it will leave you with an even ground and no concern for potential tree growth.   


Even though this process ensures you will be left with no trace of the old tree, it can be more damaging to your yard since the root system needs to be removed as well. If you’re not prepared for the damage or in necessary need of complete removal, this service may not be what you are looking for. 

What Are Stump Grinding Services?

Another less invasive service that we offer is stump grinding. During this process, we use our grinding machines to grind down the tree stump effectively. This makes the stump less noticeable and as flush to the yard as possible. 


By using a grinding machine, we can leave the surrounding yard undisturbed, causing less damage. It also makes the stump safer to maneuver around and harder to notice.  


Since grinding services do not remove the tree’s root system, the stump can sprout new plant growth. This can leave you tending to future growth in and around the stump indefinitely. 

Leaving a ground stump on your property can still attract insects such as ants and termites. If the stump is close to your home, it can leave you continually tending to the infestation to keep it controlled.  


At SB Tree Service, we guarantee to give you the best competitive rates for stump removal in Volusia and Brevard counties along with our many other tree services. Before choosing between our stump removal or stump grinding services, you should first evaluate your situation and needs. There are benefits and drawbacks of both to be aware of when deciding on the right one for you. Begin the journey to a beautiful yard and contact us today to see how we can help give you the yard you desire. 

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