Mature trees do, unfortunately, sometimes need to be cut down to prevent them from naturally falling. Aside from being aesthetically unpleasant, stumps can become a tripping hazard and can cause suckering or dangerous fungal root rot. Stumps can negatively affect the plants living around them, and should in most cases be removed. The experienced team of Tree Doctors can help you remove the often large and heavy stumps for good by using the right equipment and honed skills.
There are several ways to remove stumps, and our representatives are ready to work with you to choose the best way for your particular situation. Here are some of the most popular ways:
1. The most common way to remove stumps is by stump grinding. This technique requires a special piece of equipment called a stump grinder that chips away the stump up to the 16″ below the grade. Depending on the job, stump grinders range in size from the size of lawnmowers to the size of small trucks. Tree Doctors has an advanced stump grinder that can do the job quickly and efficiently. We can do any type of stumps in the front yard and most of the stumps at the backyard, as our stump grinder can go through a standard 36″ gate opening. We charge around $10.00 per inch of the largest diameter of the stump as measured at the ground level. For example, if the stump measures 15″ in diameter at the ground level, then it will cost $150.00 to remove this stump. Please note that the minimum stump grinding charge in Toronto is $125.00.
2. An alternative is chemical burning removal. This less environmentally friendly alternative involves putting an industrial tree stump killer into holes drilled inside the trunk. The stump is then burned, and smoking may persist for quite some time.
3. The most environmentally friendly way to remove a stump is by simply digging it out. With this technique, a deep ditch is dug around the stump and most supporting and major roots are cut and pulled out before the stump itself is taken out. We charge $150.00/hr for a team of three professionals with appropriate equipment who can dig up the stump for you. It takes about two hours to dig out a medium-sized stump.
Removal of a stump can cost between $125.00 – $1000.00 depending on the size and complexity of the job. If you would like to get a proper estimate for a stump removal, or have any questions, please call us at (416) 201-8000, visit our contact us page, or request a free estimate. Our estimator will come by within a few business days to give you an exact estimate for stump removal.
We offer stump grinding and removal services in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and GTA
Shane Goldman, the consulting arborist from Tree Doctors, was on the news on the September 16th, 2016 about various trees being removed in downtown Toronto. Neighbors and residents were concerned about the removal of the number of trees and the CBC asked for our professional opinion on the situation.