Our self propelled stump grinders grind back and forth on the stump, getting lower into the meat of the stump with each pass. This obviously produces a lot of stump grindings.  The amount of wood beneath the surface usually is much more than people imagine.

Once all of the woody material has been ground, the stump grindings are pushed back into the hole that the grinder has created. This is a service called "grinding and backfilling the stump". All of the material is left on site, in a pile usually about 10%-20% larger in diameter than the original stump.

At this point, the area is ready for another tree to be planted. If grass is going to be replacing the tree, haul as much of the grindings away and amend the soil to provide a fertile bed for the grass seed to take hold.

Ray's Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service

Brandon Ray
12721 Hwy 226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777


Serving western North Carolina