Stump Grinding and Tree Removal

Trees are beacons of beauty and life. They decorate the sky with green in the spring and summer, red and gold in the autumn, and the fantastic lines of their branches in the winter. They provide us with oxygen to breathe, and in return soak up harmful carbon dioxide. But sometimes, as much as it displeases us, we must remove a tree. There are a variety of reasons why this must be done, but what’s most important is that it is done correctly.

In this blog we’re going to tell you when and why a tree should be removed from your property, the reasons behind stump grinding, and how Dare can help you accomplish it all.


A photo of the sun shining through the leaves and branches of a tree.

Courtesy of Jan Huber

Reasons to Remove a Tree

Some reasons to remove a tree are obvious: The tree is dead, unhealthy, or damaged. A tree damaged by a storm can be a safety hazard, as a section of it may break and fall. It’s better to be proactive and remove the tree before any damage or injuries occur.

Another reason to remove a tree is if it’s growing in a dangerous manner. If the tree is growing in such a way that it’s leaning over your building or over parking spots, this could be dangerous. The trouble might not always be visible either. The roots of a tree could be growing too close to your home or utility lines, potentially causing expensive damage.

Less obvious reasons to remove a tree include: Interior decay, a tree outgrowing its location, a disease or insect problem, and even having too many trees.


A photo looking up at many trees.

Courtesy of Casey Horner

Reasons for Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is the perfect way to remove a tree stump without having to invasively dig up your property to fully remove it. A lot of people find stumps unsightly and remove them to make their property look nicer. But there are other reasons why it’s smart to invest in stump grinding.

Tree stumps are very popular homes for termites, carpenter ants, and wood bees, and these insects can very easily outgrow the stump and make their way to your building. Also, if the stump is near a walking path, you do not want customers and clients to pass an insect infested stump every time they visit your property.

A photo of a tree stump in tall grass.

Courtesy of Neenu Vimalkumar

Also, your stump could grow into another tree. Without stump grinding, you would need to constantly prune the stump to stop the tree from growing back. Plus, by grinding down the stump, you will have more space for landscaping. Want to see for yourself? Check out the video below:

Time to Hit the Grind!

Does your commercial property have an old tree that needs to be removed or a stump that’s in the way? The experts at Dare can help you with everything you need to dump the stump and be tree free. Click the link below and get your quote today.

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*Cover image includes a photo courtesy of Banafsheh Shalchian