Small Tree & Shrub Removal
Removing trees and shrubs becomes necessary when the plants are severely injured by storms, when they outgrow their sites or when they become maintenance problems. Most trees are best removed by a professional tree removal service. They have the proper equipment and training to safely remove your trees and shrubs without causing any property damage.
Once a tree is removed, its stump may be ground out, pulled, or left alone. You must specify the depth to which you wish the stump ground, as tree services may not automatically dig the stump out adequately. Grind the stump out to a depth of 12 inches if the area is to be sodded. If the tree was large with a massive stump and another tree is to be planted nearby, grind the stump deeply enough to remove most, if not all of it.
Grinding has replaced pulling stumps in urban areas. If a stump is to be pulled, leave a foot or more of the tree trunk intact so a chain can be wrapped around it and hooked to a tractor or truck with adequate horsepower to pull it out.