Stump Grinding When a tree is removed the trunk is usually cut down close to grade. The stump can be left to rot on its own but sometimes you may want to grind the stump below grade for aesthetic reasons, to avoid insect infestation like ants or termites, or because it is a species that will aggressively sucker from the stump, for example: Willow, Norway Maple, or Manitoba Maple. To remove the stump below grade a machine called a stump grinder is used to break up the stump into small chips. Many stump grinders are huge heavy machines that limit access in backyards. We usually grind stumps 8-10 inches below grade and remove the grindings flush to grade. Once it's finished you are free to use the space where your tree once was for lawn or garden. Contact us for a quote for stump grinding today!