• Contrary to what is commonly thought, the stump is not pulled out of the ground, which prevents any damage to the ground surrounding the stump. The most efficient way of stump removal, tree removal, and stump grinding, with little or no impact on your surrounding landscape, is by using a stump grinder to grind down the stump. Our stump grinder is state of the art. Small enough to fit through a 36″ gate but powerful enough to take on the biggest stumps, the efficiency of our grinder sets us apart from the competition. All of our stump grinding operations follow ANSI Z133.1 rules of operation.

    Sugar Bush Tree Service provides Stump grinding services to all of Barrie, Orillia, Oro-Medonte , Severn, Ramara , Tiny, Washago, Coldwater,  Midland, Waubashene, and Wasaga Beach, and provides stump grinding for the rest of Simcoe County, Georgian Bay, and Muskoka. SugarBush and Horseshoe Valley residents are eligible for a discounted Stump grinding price! Call today for a free estimate!

    Common questions about the stump removal process:

    • Q: What is a stump grinder?
    • A: A stump grinder is a machine which has a cutter wheel with semi-sharp teeth on it. The cutter wheel spins slowly, compared to a circular saw, but effective enough to grind a stump. The cutter wheel is passed side to side and down slightly to take away material until the stump is gone .
    • Q: How deep will the grinder go?
    • A: It depends on a make and model of the stump grinder, but usually 12-18″- deep to deter sucker growth.
    • Q: How do you price a stump to be ground out?
    • A: Most people in the industry bid the longest distance across the stump at ground level. We do the same.
    • Q: Are the shavings good for gardens & flower beds?
    • A: Yes. The wood fibers are organic and the soil mixed in is great for a variety of growing needs.
    • Q: Will there be a huge hole in the ground afterwards?
    • A: No. The hole will be back filled to ground level.
    • Q: What can be done with that area after the stump is gone?
    • A: You can re-seed for grass, put in sod, and if the stump was small enough, re-plant a tree.

    Please do not dig around your stumps prior to our arrival, there is no need for it, and it unbalances the stump grinding machine

    • Underground utilities: If you know you have underground utilities running to your house we will ask you to please call ahead to avoid any unnecessary problems while grinding your stumps away. The utilities will send an employee out to mark your lines for no charge.  Also please indicate to us if you have an underground sprinkler system so we know to navigate around the heads and lines.
    • See the picture below for the correct way of measuring a stump
    • Stump grinding cedar stumps in very wet area, customer had tried to dig the 5 stumps out previous to calling Sugar Bush tree Service to remove their stumps.


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