Stump Grinding in Middle Tennessee

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Easy Stump Grinding in Murfreesboro, TN

If you have stumps on your property that need to be removed, Right Choice Trees can help you in that endeavor. We offer stump grinding in Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas, which is the recommended method for eliminating stumps on both residential and commercial properties. This service is offered on its own or in addition to tree removal, as it is convenient to have all visible parts of a tree removed at the same time.

Stump grinding should not be a hassle for you – that’s why you should call us at Right Choice Trees to get a free estimate today! We are happy to help with all your stump grinding needs.

Common Questions About Stump Grinding

Do you want to learn more about stump grinding in Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas? We are here to answer your questions, including the following common ones we often get from our customers.

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Stump grinding is the most common way to get rid of a stump. At Right Choice Trees, we use a grinder, a machine that grinds your stumps down below the surface of the soil so they are no longer visible. This process creates a large volume of woodchips or mulch, which can then be used to fertilize other parts of your yard (or as ground cover). In Murfreesboro, stump grinding is often performed immediately after a tree removal.

How far down do you grind the stump?

This depends on your preference and the stump itself, but usually, a stump should be ground down to about six to twelve inches below the surface. This creates a hole, which is then filled in with the woodchips produced during the grinding process.

Do I have to get every stump ground?

Technically, no, it is not required that you get all of the stumps on your property ground down. Some people like to turn stumps into rustic outdoor furniture, like stools or table bases. However, stumps do quickly begin to degrade and rot, which can invite undesirable substances like mold, as well as pests. We do not recommend leaving your stumps around for long.

How long does stump grinding take?

Stump grinding is not an especially time-consuming service. Especially if you get stump grinding as an add-on to tree removal, it may take half an hour or less. However, this is entirely dependent on the stump in question, how large the original tree was, and how deep we are grinding down.

What happens to the roots of a tree after stump grinding?

After a stump is ground down, the roots of the tree are still there. The grinding process does break up the roots, which should effectively prevent your tree from growing back. Over time, the roots will die underground, but this can take a while, especially for an elaborate root system.

Can I plant something new in the same location?

Yes, you can plant a wide variety of things in the location of your old stump, including grass or sod, flower beds, small shrubs or bushes, and more. This could also be a good location for other types of ground cover. However, you will have a hard time growing a new tree in the same spot, as the woodchip-and-soil mixture used to fill in the hole is not the most conducive to tree growth, and any new tree’s roots will have to compete with the old roots that remain.

If you are set on planting a new tree in the same place, you may want to consider other methods of stump removal. But in most cases, we do recommend stump grinding in Murfreesboro, TN, primarily because it is quick, environmentally friendly, and easy.

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