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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.

All American Tractor and Tree did a great job adding and grading a base for a metal garage we plan to install. I hired them to complete an unfinished job another local service started but then wanted to charge me more to finish! They used a level and graded the drive to drain away from my house and made it the length and width I asked for. They are personable and reasonably priced. They showed up when they said they would. Tommie and Jeff went above and beyond by moving some wood chips I had in a pile in my front yard . I would highly recommend them!

Janet Gamache
May 29, 2019

Jeff was a pleasure to work with. As soon as I contacted them they returned my call immediately.We needed a few tree's trimmed in our backyard. Jeff came on time as scheduled and did a great job! Very professional would def recommend them and will be using their service again in the future.

AnneP makeupandmore
May 28, 2019

We hired All American Tractor and Tree to trim and shape the huge oak tree in our front yard. From the beginning of my experience to the end Jeff was on top of everything. He returned calls, kept appointments and let me know when the weather dictated a change in plans. The tree was encroaching on our house and needed to be trimmed back and lifted so the bottom limbs were not in our way and blocking the view from the street. They showed up on time, talked to me first then used their best judgement in doing the work. When I asked to have a little more trimmed from one section they were happy to do it and then, the best part...they cleaned up after themselves and did a great job. We can not stand having the tree in our front yard but at least now it is not a total eyesore. I can not thank Jeff and Tommie enough.

Barbara Laws
May 17, 2019

We found Jeff and Tom to be very professional, polite and conscientious in trimming and removing several trees in our yard. We were also pleased with the clean-up following their work and would highly recommend their services.

jude garcia
May 8, 2019

Had a large water oak trimmed today. Great job by All American Tractor & Tree! Arrived promptly. Did a great job and cleaned up all the branches and debris. Would recommend this company!

Debbie Tittl
May 8, 2019

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

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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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