Once a tree has been cut the tree stump can be removed with a stump grinder. This includes using a specifically designed tool that utilizes carbide cutting teeth to grind the remaining stump down to ground level or below, effectively killing the tree and help prevent growth. Why go through the process and expense of tree removal only to leave unsightly stumps in their place? Tree stumps and surface roots are rather unattractive and can take years to decompose on their own. We recommend grinding the stump to a depth of 4 to 8″ depending on your requirements for the area. Grinding stumps below the surface of the topsoil allows for effective repair and replanting of the area. When done properly, stump grinding eliminates the disturbance of the surrounding lawn area. Proper removal also prevents any re-growth developing around the stump area, as the removal process prevents suckering (the small sprouts) of the living stump.