Factors That Affect Your Stump Grinding Cost
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Factors That Affect Your Stump Grinding Cost

After you’ve removed a tree from your property, the work isn’t completely done. You’ll need to remove the tree stump that is left behind. Although some property owners don’t see the need to remove tree stumps, it’s advisable to have them removed from your property. Tree stumps can take up valuable space in your yard and mar its look. Besides, they can be tripping hazards and a host to unwanted diseases and pests when they start to decompose.  It’s best to hire a company that offers reliable stump grinding services to help you with stump removal.

If you're looking to remove tree stumps from your property, you may be wondering how much stump grinding costs. On average, stump grinding costs between $150 and $400 per stump. However, there are several factors that affect the cost of stump grinding.

Let’s look at those factors in greater detail.

  • Stump Size

The size of the stump is the main factor in deciding the cost of stump grinding. Ultimately, the bigger the stump, the higher the price. If the stump grinding company charges based on the diameter of the stump, you can expect to pay around $2.50 -$3.50 per inch of diameter.

  • Total Number of Stumps

Some stump removal companies may offer discounts to people who have many stumps that need to be removed. For example, they may charge $150 for the first stump and offer a discount of $50 for each additional stump. 

  • Type of Tree

Hardwoods like hickory, walnut, oak, and mahogany take longer to grind because they're denser than softwoods like pine, cedar, and fir. Some stump grinding companies may charge a flat fee based on the diameter of the stump, regardless of the type of tree. Other stump grinder companies may charge stump grinding fees based on the type of tree. If you hire a company that charges by the hour and your stumps are dense hardwoods, you may pay more for stump grinding because the stump removers may take more time to complete the job.

  • The Condition of the Stump

The condition of your stump determines the overall cost of stump grinding. If a stump is rotting, the cost of grinding may be lower because it will take less time and effort to remove compared to freshly cut tree stumps.

  • Terrain

If the stumps are located in an area with challenging topography such as a steep slope, a rocky place, or a hard-to-reach area, the cost may increase because it takes considerably longer to remove the stumps.

  • Root System

A stump’s root system needs to be taken into consideration, and the amount of time needed to remove the stump. If it has a widespread root system that needs to be ground, the cost of stump removal could be higher.

While you may be tempted to remove tree stumps by yourself to save money, DIY tree stump removal can be dangerous and costly. It’s always advisable to leave the job to an experienced stump grinder company. 

Get in Touch with Southern Star Stump for Stump Grinding Services

If you’re interested in stump removal services for your property, contact Southern Star Stump.