Transform Your Landscape with Expert Stump Grinding

Say goodbye to unsightly stumps and reclaim your beautiful yard

Why Opt for Stump Grinding? 

Tree stumps can be more than just an eyesore. They can pose safety hazards, attract pests, and get in the way of landscaping efforts. Here's why stump grinding is the ideal solution when dealing with unwanted tree stumps:


A Top Notch Tree stump grinding machine used to grind an existing stump in a client's yard.


An empty mound after the stump grinding was done by Top Notch Tree professionals.

Put Safety First 

Rest easy knowing your property is safe guarded with complete insurance and accompany that prioritizes safety protocols.

Make Your Yard Look Better

Let’s face it, stumps aren’t the most attractive sight. Stump grinding restores the beauty of your landscape, allowing for a seamless lawn or new plantings.

Keep Pests Away 

Leftover tree stumps can attract termites, ants, and other pests. Grinding prevents these unwanted guests from settling in.

Clear the Way for New Growth

Our rich history and stellar reputation in the Greater South Shore area is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality tree care.

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Our Stump Grinding Process

At Top Notch Tree, we know a thing or two about getting rid of those pesky tree stumps. We combine our expertise with advanced equipment for efficient and thorough stump removal. Here's a glimpse into our process:

01 Size It Up

First things first, we check out the stump - how big it is, how old, and what kind of tree it used to be. This helps us figure out the best way to tackle it.

02 Precision Grinding

Using our state-of-the-art stump grinders, we meticulously grind the tree stump down below ground level, ensuring it won't regrow or cause issues in the future. 

03 Clean
and Tidy 

Following the grinding, we tidy up the area, removing all debris and leaving your yard looking as if we were never there (other than the missing tree stump!).

02 Precision Grinding

Using our state-of-the-art stump grinders, we meticulously grind the tree stump down below ground level, ensuring it won't regrow or cause issues in the future. 

04Eco-Friendly Wood Chips

The wood chips produced during stump grinding can be used as mulch for your garden or
disposed of in an environmentally
responsible manner.

A stump grinding machine by Top Notch Tree in aciton.
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Stanley Clark

Well-Organized & Great Cleanup!

Jeff and his crew showed up on time, set up and started working. The crew were very safe and professional. The equipment was clean and neat and well organized. The yard finished up cleaner than before they arrived. I will gladly use the Top Notch Tree company again. Thanks to all for a great job! 

Will stump grinding damage my lawn or garden?

The Top Notch stump grinding team uses specialized equipment and techniques to ensure minimal disruption to your lawn or garden. We also clean up after the grinding process, leaving your property tidy.

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Why Choose Top Notch Tree for Stump Grinding? 

  • Expertise

    Our team is trained in the latest stump grinding techniques, ensuring efficient and thorough service.

  • Advanced Equipment

    We use top-tier stump grinders that can handle stumps of all sizes and types, ensuring a clean finish every time.

  • Eco-Conscious Approach

    All byproducts from our grinding process are used sustainably, either benefiting your landscape or being responsibly disposed of.

A close up of one of Top Notch Tree's stump grinding machinery.

How long does the stump grinding process take?

The duration depends on the stump's size and the number of stumps to be ground. On average, a single stump grinding can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Preparing for Stump Grinding: How You Can Help 

Ensuring a smooth and efficient stump grinding process requires a bit of preparation on your part. While our team at Top Notch Tree is equipped to handle the technicalities, there are a few steps you can take to facilitate a seamless service. Here's a checklist to help you get ready:


Clear the Vicinity

Remove any outdoor furniture, toys, decorative items, or other movable objects from around the stump. This provides our crew with unobstructed access and protects your belongings from any flying debris.


Mark Nearby Utilities

If you have underground utilities, sprinklers, or lighting near the stump, it's crucial to mark them out. This helps our team take necessary precautions to avoid any accidental damage during the grinding process.

A flag set up to mark the underground utilities making sure they won't be touched during tree service operations.
A clear path made by Top Notch Tree team to a stump for stump grinding.


Ensure Clear Access to the Stump

Make sure there's a clear path for our equipment and crew to reach the tree stump. This might involve moving vehicles from your driveway or clearing pathways of any obstacles.


Inform Your Neighbors

Stump grinding can be noisy. As a courtesy, let your neighbors know about the upcoming service, so they're not caught off guard by the sound.


Secure Pets and Children

For safety reasons, ensure that children and pets are kept indoors or in a secure area away from the stump grinding site during the operation.


Water the Area (Optional)

If the soil around the stump is particularly hard or dry, consider watering it a day before the grinding. Moist soil can make the grinding process a bit easier and more efficient.


Special Requests or Concerns? Ask Us!

If you have specific requests, such as wanting to keep the wood chips for mulching or having concerns about nearby plants, communicate these to our team in advance. We aim to cater to your needs and ensure your satisfaction.

Jeff the owner of Top Notch Tree speaking to a happy client.

Contacting Dig Safe?

We Do It For You!

When you hire Top Notch Tree, you don't have to worry about contacting Dig Safe - we'll take care of all that for you!

After we contact Dig Safe, they’ll notify the appropriate utility companies, who will then send professionals to your property to mark the location of underground lines, pipes, and cables. We need that information before we start work to avoid damaging essential utilities.

Plan ahead! We always allow a few days for the marking to be completed before the scheduled start of your stump grinding project. If you need the work done by a specific date, let us know so we can plan ahead!

Marking Underground Utilities 

In the South Shore area of Massachusetts, it's important to contact "Dig Safe" before starting any digging or excavation projects, including stump grinding, near potential underground utilities.

Dig Safe is a not-for-profit clearinghouse that notifies participating utility companies about planned excavation. It's a free service, and it's also the law in Massachusetts to contact them before digging to help avoid potential costly damage or utility service interruptions.

How deep do you grind a stump?

Typically, we grind stumps 10 to 12 inches below the ground level. However, the depth can vary based on your landscaping plans and the specific requirements of the site.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Stump Grinding Services in the South Shore Area

Stump grinding not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your landscape but also eliminates potential tripping hazards, prevents pest infestations, and clears the way for new landscaping projects.

Yes, once the stump is ground and the area is filled with soil, you can plant a new tree, shrubs, or grass in that spot. However, it's essential to ensure that most of the stump's roots are removed to provide a healthy environment for new plantings.

The resulting wood chips can be used as mulch for your garden or flower beds. If you prefer, we can also remove and dispose of them in an eco-friendly manner.

Yes, it's essential to contact Dig Safe by dialing 811 before any grinding process to ensure there are no underground utilities near the stump. They will mark any utilities to prevent accidental damages.

Absolutely! Stump grinding is an eco-friendly method of stump removal. The wood chips produced can be recycled as mulch, and there's minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.

You can start landscaping immediately after the stump grinding process. If you're planting large plants or trees, it's advisable to wait a few days to allow the soil to settle.

Stump grinding primarily targets the visible stump. While it does tackle some of the surrounding roots, it may not reach all of them, especially if they spread far and wide. Over time, most of these roots will decay naturally.

If you have a standard 36-inch gate, our stump grinder will fit. It’s designed to be compact and versatile, allowing it to fit through most standard garden gates. This ensures we can access stumps in tight or hard-to-reach areas of your property without causing any disruptions.

Top Notch Tree stump grinder grinding a small stump.