Portland Stump Grinding Service
Portland Stump Removal

Rich’s Tree Service has the people and the stump grinding equipment to provide a quick and complete Portland stump grinding service.

When you have a stump that needs to go, there are two ways to handle it: a complete dig-out and stump grinding. While digging may be the only option in some cases, we usually prefer the faster and cheaper method of stump grinding.

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How Stump Grinding Works

Stump grinding is a process by which a rotating cutter wheel grinds a stump to a depth of up to 24 inches below ground level depending on the machine utilized, access, and other limiting factors. After we finish, all that’s left of the stump is wood chips mixed with dirt.

As the wood chips produced by stump grinding are not a suitable medium for gardening, they need to be either distributed in a thin layer or removed altogether, which we offer as an additional service.

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Options Provided by Rich’s Portland Stump Grinding Service

The experts at Rich’s Portland Tree Service provide several different options for our Portland stump grinding service. The best one depends on factors such as accessibility and the size of the stump. Whatever the situation on your property, we have the necessary tools to handle the job.

Types of Stump Grinder Used by Rich’s Tree Service

  • Handheld
    For smaller stumps or stumps with the most restricted access, which prevents us from bringing in larger machines.
  • Self-Propelled
    These are the most commonly used machines in our stump removal toolkit. They are powerful enough to tackle stumps both large and small, as long as we have a pathway to get close.
  • Tow-Behind
    Our largest stump grinding machine makes quick work of large stumps without restricted access.

Portland Stump Grinding Services as an Add-On to Tree Removal

When you hire us to remove a tree from your property, we don’t have to stop when we reach the ground. We provide stump removal services as a stand-alone service to our Portland customers or as a way to completely finish the removal of a tree for those who desire it. Contact us to learn more.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Rich’s Portland Stump Removal Service

  • "Removed 3 birch trees, 3 overgrown laurel bushes and 1 pine tree. Ground stumps on all except pine tree. Removed debris and logs. Called before they arrived. Three workers arrived and kept working from the start until the finish. Office followed up to make sure all went well." – Angie’s List Reviewer
  • "Rich's did a great job at our home removing several trees and shrubs and they ground all the stumps. They were accommodating to our needs and had us scheduled within a reasonable time frame." – Yvonne
  • "Very easy to work with. They trimmed a large tree for us and mulched two old stumps. They arrived on time and got the job done." – Vanessa
  • "Great, professional job from start to finish - including clean-up from stump grinding. Reasonably priced as well." – Google Reviewer
  • "Rich's treated me well when I needed a tree removed and stump ground." – Chip

Rich’s Portland Tree Stump Grinding Service FAQ

What are the advantages of stump grinding over removal?

There are several benefits including (1) Cost – in many cases grinding a stump is cheaper than removing it completely (2) Time – because the labor involved in removing a stump is more than that for grinding, it usually takes quite a bit longer (3) Impact – grinding very specifically targets only the stump and only the parts you need removed, thus not tearing up more of your yard than necessary.

How much do stump removal services cost? Is it cheaper than renting a grinder and doing the work myself?

This depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the stumps and the access we can gain to the job site. However, we can say that the costs of hiring a professional stump grinding service are comparable to renting a grinder. Besides this, there are the added benefits of not having to haul the grinder to and from the rental store, and not having to run the machine yourself.

How long does it take to grind a stump?

The answer to this question depends on the size of the stump and the equipment we can bring into the site. It can be as little as 15 minutes to over an hour.

Can I use a chainsaw to grind a stump rather than a stump grinder?

No. This is not a good idea. A stump grinder is designed to interact with both wood and dirt, whereas a chainsaw chain will become dull quickly upon contact with the ground, making the work harder and harder with time and probably requiring a new chain after the job is done. Besides, a stump grinder is far faster.

Do a stump’s roots die after the stump is ground away?

Most of the time, yes, the roots will remain underground and decompose. However, for trees that tend to produce root sprouts such as many deciduous trees, remaining roots can produce new trees even after a stump has been ground away. We offer additional services for these situations.

Can I use the wood chips leftover from the stump grinding process as organic matter for my garden?

Yes, provided it is spread in a thin layer (less than 2” thick) on top of the soil or we can haul it away for an additional cost. Note: it’s important that you as the customer do not underestimate the volume produced associated with this process.

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