Tree Stump Grinders Albany NY
Our team of local tree stump grinders have served the Albany area for more than 17 years. We offer a high-quality service at an affordable price for residential and commercial clients of all sizes. The trees that are growing on your property serve to provide shade, fresh air, and a beautiful look for your yard, until they don’t. When that time comes and a tree is taken down, Albany Stump Grinding will be ready to help you remove the stump.
The local arborists we employ are more than happy to stop by for a free, detailed estimate on stump grinding and removal. Our first step is to analyze the property by taking a close look at each tree stump to determine size, potential depth, and what type of machinery we will need to bring with us. We start the project by moving the equipment into position and grinding the tree stump down below the ground surface. As the machine runs, sharp, rotating blades cut through the wood, leaving much smaller pieces. After the process is complete, you are left with a hole in the ground filled with wood chips. One option is to fill the hole with soil so that it is even with the level of the yard. Another option is for our service providers to remove the wood chips on your behalf. Either way, the hole will need to be filled in for safety reasons and the wood chips can be used as mulch.
Why Work with Us
Experienced – Our company has a ton of experience, and we are fantastic at what we do. That is what happens when you have worked in an industry for nearly two decades. Stump grinding is a dangerous job, so it’s critical to pick a provider that knows what they are doing.
Licensed & Insured – The licensing and insurance that we carry is meant to keep everyone safe, especially you, as the property owner. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, you are protected from liability if an accident occurs. We follow strict safety protocols and take our staff training very seriously. This ensures that our team completes each project with the utmost safety in mind.
Reputation – After living and working in the Capital Region of New York for more than 25 years, we have built up a loyal customer base that constantly refers us work. Our clients know that they can count on us for quality, timely services whenever they need us. Just take a look at our social media and you’ll see why we’re consistently voted one of the best at what we do.
Great Pricing – There is nothing worse than being charged an arm and a leg for poor service. Luckily, that won’t happen if you call us. We believe in providing fair, honest pricing upfront. When meeting with a member of our team, you can expect a free, comprehensive estimate and a smile. No pressure, no hassles.
Top Reasons for Stump Grinding
Stumps are ugly – The aesthetic appeal of your home is important. Not only does it affect how people perceive you, but it also affects the home value. When you remove a tree or two and have obtrusive tree stumps sitting in your yard, people notice, and not in a good way. It is an eyesore that you do not want to have. No one ever looked at an old stump and said, “Wow, that looks great!”
Safety is a concern – Although their sizing may vary, tree stumps left in the yard can be a big safety problem. They pose a tripping risk for anyone nearby, whether it’s a child, a neighbor, or a friend. In the worst-case scenario, you may have a potential lawsuit on your hands. (We saw that one time!)
Avoid Insects & Fungi – When a tree is cut down and the stump begins to decay, insects start arriving in droves. In addition, fungi start growing on and around the wood surface. Bugs can create a significant pest control problem because the most common pests are wood-boring carpenter ants and beetles. With your home close by, it is not worth the risk of an infestation. Even worse is the fungi, which can cause airborne diseases in both humans and pets. Spare the neighborhood children, cats, and dogs from the dangerous chemicals and spores given off by the growth of fungi.
Tree Regrowth – If stumps are not ground or taken out completely, trees and bushes may begin to grow again from the wood surface as it decays. You will experience unsightly tree regrowth and the addition of small bushes and shrubs surrounding the stump unless you remove it once and for all.
Reliable Stump Removal Services for Your Land Clearing Needs
For clients who need large scale projects handled in the Albany area, our team is second to none. Building contractors and commercial developers look to us when they have land that needs to be cleared. Our partnered commercial tree services cut down the trees in bulk and remove the underbrush. Then, our team comes in and delivers unmatched stump removal services to clear out the remainder of the property before development takes place. We continue to improve our services year after year, and we guarantee your satisfaction. If you need land clearing, let us know and we’ll connect you with the right provider. Having been around the block a few times, we know who to trust.
Questions for Our Crew
Does stump grinding remove tree roots?
No. Stump grinding shreds the tree stump down into wood chips, but the network of roots that the tree has been using still remains. In order to get rid of the roots completely, opt for stump removal. It requires heavier equipment, but we can ensure that the roots will be completely gone and nothing will grow back in it’s place (unless you want new shrubbery there).
How much does stump grinding cost?
The average cost of stump grinding in Albany, NY was $112 in 2022. Our pricing is more affordable because we charge less and offer volume discounts. The price of stump removal or grinding depends on the size and quantity of the tree stumps.
Can you stump grind with a chainsaw?
It is extremely dangerous to stump grind with a chainsaw because there is nothing preventing the chainsaw from slipping and cutting you. We have heard the horror stories, so please do not be one of those. Stump grinding services are much safer because the machine is in a contained unit that can be easily controlled by a professional from behind it.