Homeowners who want to landscape their front or backyard may need to have medium tree stumps removed by grinding. Tree stumps can hinder the growth of surrounding plants by sapping their nutrients, and they can be a tripping hazard. In addition, they can also cause lawn mower damage and attract pests such as ants and termites.
|What you can expect|
|Range per stump:||$83.53||$124.03|
|Range for this type of project:||$84||$124|
Basic Labor for Medium Stump Grinding
Standard labor cost to grind a medium tree stump, from a full site assessment to project preparation and execution. Rocks and solids will be cleared from the area, and the stump will be ground to at least 5" beneath grade. Post-project cleaning costs are also included.
Equipment Allowance for Medium Stump Grinding
Equipment allowance for 10+ HP, gasoline-powered stump grinder and other specialty equipment. Daily rental, not including consumables.
|cost to grind a medium tree stump|
|National Avg. Cost (labor) for 1 stump||$102.12|
|National Cost Range (labor) for 1 stump||$82.19 - $122.04|
The grinding of a medium tree stump requires the use of a stump grinder, which turns the wood into sawdust that can be used to mulch the surrounding area. Homeowners can determine how far down they want the stump ground, and they can avoid damaging the surrounding area by using this method. Stump removal, on the other hand, requires excavation, which can leave a mess behind and require expensive disposal.
There are a few things that affect the cost of this project. The exact size of the stump will be a major determining factor. Another variable is how far down the homeowner wants the stump to be ground. Whether the leftover sawdust needs to be removed is another factor that may make a difference in the price.
A professional contractor experienced in tree work can efficiently grind a tree stump. Homeowners can avoid the expense of renting or buying a grinder by hiring a contractor who already has the proper equipment, and they can prevent accidental damage to the landscape. A tree-grinding professional can take care of the stump without negatively affecting the area around it, which can save homeowners hassle and money in the long run.