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Stump Grinding VS Stump Removal.

Spring cleaning isn't just limited to inside our homes. It's a great time to tidy up that yard as well. Maybe some hedges need to be trimmed down, or the flowers need to be revived, or perhaps it's something a bit bigger like removing a few unsightly trees that could pose a threat during hurricane season. Well if it's time to get rid of some trees, there's a lot more to it than yelling timber and finding a safe spot for the tree to fall. What happens when there's no more tree, but you're left with a big unsightly stump? Is it better to grind the stump away or remove it completely? Here the pros and cons will be weighed out to determine what's best for your yard and wallet.

We'll start off first with grinding the stump away. This is generally the cheaper option as the price ranges between $100-$400 per stump. The price ranges depending on the size of the stump, it's age, the type of soil it's in, how it's roots are spread out, and of course the quantity of stumps being removed. With the grinding option, you're able to determine how much of the stump you want grinded away. This means you could leave some above ground, but you also have the option to have it as much as 12 inches underground during the grinding process. This way you aren't left with a huge gaping hole when the stump is gone. Stump grinding is also a much faster process and doesn't require a lot of labor, and what's leftover from the stump grinding can be used for mulch in other parts of the yard. The biggest downfall to stump grinding is that there is a chance of a tree resprouting at some point if the roots are still alive and active under the stump itself. Besides that, choosing to grind the stump away is a more eco-friendly choice and doesn't destroy anything around or under the once tall tree.

If you choose to have the stump entirely removed, this is going to be a bit more work and cost a bit more money. The cost of a full stump removal ranges between $350-$700 per stump. That's a steep price difference, but with this process, you are left with no stump at all. This means there will be no chance of a resprout, but it does leave a sizeable unsightly hole in the ground that will need to be filled somehow. Replanting in the spot where the stump was removed is a breeze, and if the intentions were to replant a new tree in place of the older tree, then this is the perfect option for you. Complete stump removal is a very labor-intensive job and requires the use of professionals with the proper equipment to make sure the stump is completely uprooted and disposed of (the disposal is an extra fee, so keep that in mind). It is not the most environmentally friendly option as it does tear up quite a bit of the ground around the stump.

When it comes down to it, it seems that stump grinding is the better option when it comes to just getting rid of unsightly and dangerous stumps throughout a yard. That is unless you want to replant in the place of a stump, which is when removing it completely is the better option. It all comes down to your personal needs and what your budget can handle, and you can get those stumps taken care of in no time!

All American Tractor and Tree are experts at stump removal. Contact us today! 

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What your neighbors say.

They did a terrific Job Clearing our Property of Branch's- Dead Trees-Brush and Lots of debris. Jeff is Great to work with. Very professional-Friendly-and reliable. Would Highly recommend All American Tractor and Tree. Ron

Ron Lo Schiavo
March 29, 2019

Just had a dead pine taken down and hauled. They did an amazing job! Very reasonable. I will definitely be using their services in the future for my remaining trees. I highly recommend!!

Marla Dunn
March 23, 2019

Called them in the AM. They happened to be in the area and removed two palms that afternoon. Price was competitive and they cleaned up everything to the point that we had nothing to do but enjoy the new view after the team left. It's great to find good customer service these days!

Scott Atkin
March 21, 2019

We had our large magnolia tree trimmed today. All American Tractor and Tree did a fabulous job. The tree looks beautiful. It was clear they had outstanding knowledge of trees and loved their job. The were resonably priced. They were professional and timely. They cleaned up here leaving. I would highly recommend them for all your “tree” work.

Kathy Redman
March 15, 2019

Excellent service. On time. In and out quick. Clean up. Will definitely call again.

Patricia Bradfield
March 14, 2019

Jeff did a fantastic job on a huge oak tree that was between our house and our neighbors’. Cleaned up all the branches and hauled them away. It really put a facelift on our property. I would highly recommend them.

Dawn Roppel
March 14, 2019

Jeff and Tommie’s expertise in removing a large patio elm made it look easy. They also explained their concerns about a limb that was rubbing on our roof, which I greatly appreciated their attention to detail and had it removed. We couldn’t be happier with their work! We’ve already discussed having them do more work.

Roberta Thomas
February 27, 2019

Fantastic experience with All American! Tommie called back within five minutes of putting my information into Home Advisor. Tommie did an excellent job of removing two large palm trees with the stumps and trimming two large oaks. Very prompt, reliable, excellent pricing and superb cleanup! I highly recommend All American!

Sara Maddox
February 16, 2019

These guys did an awesome job at a great price! They went above and beyond, even finished grinding a stump that another company left. I will definitely be using them many more times.

Alicia Clark
February 6, 2019

Wow, what service. If your are looking for quality work and the most attentive service in Lake County please try these guys. You wont be disappointed.

Greg Smith
February 5, 2019

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All American Tractor & Tree

All American Tractor & Tree is a professional tree removal and tractor grading service serving the Leesburg, Apopka and surrounding cities in Central Florida.

Member, Tree Care Industry of America

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