Stump Grinding

Hardwood Tree Stump Grinding Services

Palm Tree Stump Grinding Services

Stump Grinding Services for Large Lots



Certified Tree Stump Grinding Specialists

Tree West offers a variety of different stump grinding equipment that enables us to remove tree stumps that range from 1 foot to 6 feet in diameter. Our team is trained to operate the latest technology as the team is made up of ISA Certified Arborists who can grind hardwood tree stumps and palm trees in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Estero, Bonita, Naples, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and Punta Gorda, according to ANSI safety standards and regulations. In addition, we guarantee our grinding service and will provide a free follow up regrinding should you discover that a part of the stump has been missed.

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Stump Grinder

Why Should I Remove or Have a Stump Removed?

There are many reasons to remove a stump after the tree has been cut down. Stumps are typically not considered attractive looking and removing the tree stump will make your property look nicer and provide a safer environment. Tree stumps present a hazardous situation for your family and kids, or really anyone on your property, especially when they are camouflaged by weeds and grass, and can be the cause of serious injuries. Grinding the stump out also helps prevent unwanted growth or insect infestation around the stump.

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Is it Better to Grind a Stump or Remove it?

Removing or Grinding the stump, both have advantages and disadvantages. Removing a tree stump guarantees there are no stump grindings left behind. The disadvantages are that removing all but the smallest stumps usually requires large equipment such as a loader or excavator. In addition, it is usually pretty hard to find a place to dispose of them. Grinding the stump allows us to address almost any stump in any location at a much more reasonable fee. Other disadvantages is that grinding does leave the stump grindings behind. In addition, there is a fee to haul this away.

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Stump Grinding

What is the Average Cost for Stump Grinding in Southwest Florida?

Stump grinding is based on an hourly charge and averages $175 minimum. Anything that makes the stump harder to access such as a fence or retaining wall or anything breakable such as a flagstone patio could increase the price. As an alternative, you could rent a grinder for $300+ per day, however it is best to have a professional operate the equipment to ensure the stump is removed completely and properly.

In conclusion, we recommend calling Tree West at (239) 910-3256 and we will be happy to provide a free estimate and educate you on the safe and cost-effective techniques we employ with the tree grinding services we offer.


Why use Tree West Stump Grinding Services?

• Service for Hardwood tree’s & Palm tree’s

• Grinding services for large lots

• Licensed and insured

• ISA Certified Arborists

• Use the latest tree stump grinding techniques

• Continually train our team on technique and safety

• Employ team members with years of experience

• Free estimates, fast communication, and timely job completion


Related Services

tree trimming

Tree Trimming

Tree West is equipped to handle all types of tree pruning including hard-woods, palm trees and Mangroves. Our certified Arborists understand the importance of trimming and pruning properly.

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Tree & Palm Removal

Complete tree removal services can be provided to eliminate diseased, dying, and unsuitably located trees. Above all, the professional team at Tree West can remove all types of trees from your property.

Tree Health

Tree Health

ISA Certified Arborists at Tree West are experienced and concerned about your tree’s health. Furthermore, we use the latest techniques and technology to assess your tree and offer the optimal plan to improve its life.

Lawn Services


We also offer landscaping and lawn service solutions for both residential and commercial properties. Regular service by our well-trained team guarantees quality results for your lawn or garden.

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These are many of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our customers. Please don’t hesitate to contact Tree West should you have any other questions that have not been addressed here.

Does tree removal include stump grinding or stump removal?

Grinding or removal of the stump is an extra fee and not included as part of our tree removal services. Tree removal estimates are very specific so any extra services such as stump grinding, wood removal, or tree removal permits are not included unless expressly stated.

Can I keep the ground-up tree stump as mulch?

Yes! A ground-up tree stump makes an excellent mulch product.

Does stump grinding kill roots?

No, stump grinding does not kill the tree’s root system. Sometime the roots are actually spurred to grow more due to the shock of having the tree removed and stump ground out.

Will tree stumps attract termites?

Yes, your tree stump could attract termites. But not all termites will necessarily damage your home. It will take an exterminator to determine which kind of termites you have should your stump become infested.

Can a tree grow back from a stump?

Depending on the type of tree, it can grow back but this would not be a tree that you would want to keep as its structure would be compromised which would be likely to fail and damage your property.