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Stump Removal Process

Stump Removal Process

Whether you are building a new home, improving your landscaping, or a stump is just an eyesore, stump removal is necessary for many homeowners. Stump removal is more involved than cutting down a tree. It is usually not included in the tree removal service. Usually stump removal is not a DIY project. If you try to do it yourself, you will probably have to use chemicals that are harmful to the rest of your yard. It is best to contact an experienced arborist for your stump removal project.

The Different Types of Tree Stumps

The tree removal process varies according to the age of the stump, size, type of tree, and more. The first step to the tree removal process is assessing the stump. Some tree stumps are easier to remove than others. For example, a pine tree tends to have wide, flat, and shallow tree roots making it easier to remove. Alternatively, deciduous tree usually has long, deep roots that makes the stump removal process more difficult.

The Stump Removal Process by a Professional Arborist


Some people choose to attempt removing the stump themselves. This is a difficult and sometimes dangerous process. Stump removal should be left to a professional arborist. The stump removal process will vary depending on the condition of the stump.


Many arborists will use a stump grinder. A stump grinder is a powerful machine with a circular saw. A stump grinder chews away at the stump wood after the tree has been cut down. The blades cut the stump wood into small pieces. The operator guides the blade over the entire stump as the blade reduces the wood to chips. The grinder takes the stump well below the ground. Grinding your stump will result in lots of chips of wood. The wood can be turned into mulch or added to a green waste can.


You can rent a stump grinder but the tool is very dangerous without training. We recommend hiring a professional for your own safety.

Contact Beaver Tree Service in Beaverton and Medford, Oregon for professional stump removal services. We are experienced arborists that can help get the stump removal job done right. Contact us today!

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