Stump Removal

Alpine is ISA Certified to Ensure Your Property is Stump Free

Stump Removal, by Alpine Tree Services

Once a tree is removed from a property, the stump remains. A stump can be ground out using a stump grinding machine & operator. The most important detail when considering removing a tree stump is the accessibility. If a tree stump is on a hill, it might not be accessible for a stump machine to grind it out. There are many scenarios that can alter stump grinding. Fences, landscape, patios, stairs, structures, and slopes all need to be considered for the stump machine accessibility.

Stump Removal Equipment

Stump grinding machines are very efficient if they can access a tree stump for removal. They are configured with a grinding wheel that has teeth. The wheel spins and is operated with hydraulics back and forth to slowly grind a stump. A stump is usually ground out to a depth of approximately 20″ below ground. Most of the time, a new tree can be planted right in the same spot where the stump previously existed and was ground out.

Stump grindings & shavings – post grinding

After a tree stump is ground out, stump grindings or shavings can be left in a pile in the hole, or hauled away. Usually there is an extra charge for the stump grindings to be hauled away. Large stumps that are ground out can leave a huge pile of grindings so please be aware and make sure to discuss this detail with an estimator.

Surface Roots

Surface roots are another option to be ground. Maple and Spruce trees are notorious for having surface roots, especially in a yard with some erosion or water issues. The root system in a tree is very critical to tree healthy. Any cutting of a trees roots can cause a tree to go into decline rapidly. Consult an arborist to discuss options if a tree can be saved upon cutting its roots. Many times, if roots need to be cut or pruned, the tree will need to be removed in its entirety. Grinding surface roots is another separate cost aside from grinding a tree stump.

Underground Utilities

It is the client’s responsibility to call Miss Utility to mark all underground utility lines when hiring a company to grind stumps. Sometimes it takes 3-5 business days for Miss Utility to come out and mark the ground. Our company is not responsible for damage to unmarked utilities.

What Makes Alpine Tree Services the Best Choice?

Proper Tools & Equipment

Alpine utilizes large capacity equipment, including chippers, rubber-tracked mini-excavators with hydraulic thumbs, a 50-horsepower stump grinder, late model 4×4 chip trucks, and 60- and 75-foot reach bucket trucks.

Licensed & Fully Insured

Full Comprehensive & Liability insurance is a must. Make absolutely sure that the tree company you are using has full coverage. Insist the tree care professional provides you a certificate of insurance. It will also state workers compensation and liability as both are required to be fully insured. If a tree company knocks on your door or cold calls, there is a good chance they do not hold insurance. Most of the professional and trustworthy companies do not need cold call for work.

Quality Employees

Experienced personnel is one of the most critical elements to the success of Alpine Tree Services. We found early that we must attract and retain the highest quality employees. Alpine is the only residential / commercial tree service company in southern West Virginia with an ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Certified Utility Specialist on staff.

Safety Focused

Safety is the absolute most important aspect of tree work. Alpine Tree Services is committed to performing our services in the safest possible way. All employees are required to pass pre-employment drug screen, as well as random drug / alcohol screens throughout the year.

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