Stump Removal & Stump Grinding

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Trusted Los Angeles Stump Removal Services

Removing a stump may seem like a simple task, but in truth, the process requires operating high-powered machinery which only trained professionals are qualified to do. Our staff is skilled in operating stump grinding and excavating machinery in accordance with the highest possible standards. We never recommend unnecessary work in pursuit of profit. At Green Leaf Zone, our mission is to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and quality.

Tree Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

Stump grinding and stump removal are the two primary methods for dealing with an unwanted tree stump. Stump grinding is when a stump grinding machine is used to excavate the stump of the tree without removing the roots. The machine grinds down the stump to below ground level, leaving a sawdust residue in its wake. The advantage of this method is that it is a much quicker method of removing the stump, and there’s no gaping hole in the ground associated with complete stump removal. Also, the sawdust that is generated by the grinding, can be used for garden mulch.

Stump removal, on the other hand, is the complete removal of a tree stump. The removal involves the excavation of the stump, so the technique eliminates the ability of the tree to grow back. This technique is preferable in the case of rotting or diseased stumps.

Why Green Leaf Zone?

We stand behind our work! We’re dedicated to our clients, which is why we’ve been a leading provider of Stump Grinding and Stump Removal services in Los Angeles. With us, you know you are receiving the highest levels of Tree Service. Furthermore, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your garden & yard or, the business property will be looked after and managed according to the highest possible standards. Green Leaf Zone is a licensed, professional contractor, and carries comprehensive insurance. We are uniquely qualified to perform Brush Clearing & Removal services as our staff is trained, skilled and, completes safety training.

Our Services & Specialties

We offer a variety of tree services in Ventura County and the surrounding areas. We’ve listed some of our specialties below:

  • Brush Clearing
  • Tree Trimming & Pruning
  • Tree Removal

Wildfires are always a concern in Southern California, particularly during the warmer summer months. One of the requirements from local fire departments is to make sure that your property or business is free from brush so that fires don’t have vegetation with which to continue their rapid spread.

Have you received a fire department non-compliance notice? If so, you’ll need to clear your brush quickly in order to avoid a large fine in Ventura County. Here at Green Leaf Zone our expert team gets to work fast, clearing large swathes of brush quickly and efficiently. We can often clear a property of brush within one day. We use the latest technology which minimizes the impact on the soil, trees and any wildlife.

Trees are natural works of art, however, sometimes they need the help of professionals to make sure they grow to be as healthy and beautiful as possible. This is especially true of trees that are diseased, decaying or growing in such a manner where they pose a potential risk to human life or surrounding property. Inaction can potentially leave you and your loved ones in danger, whilst simultaneously exposing your property and possessions to serious damage.

Most professional arborists recommend tree trimming every three years, even if you can’t see specific loose-hanging branches. This preventative action will decrease your long-term maintenance costs. According to the LA Controller Office, “a tree that is trimmed or inspected annually requires less time and effort than a tree that is trimmed once every decade”. Prolonged periods of deferred maintenance increase the likelihood of tree failure or other conditions that require emergency tree services (which is often more expensive).

Tree trimming and pruning is often carried out at great heights and should not be attempted by just anyone. At Green Leaf Zone, we are certified, professional contractors. We are uniquely qualified to perform tree removal services because our staff completes difficulty safety training while complying with all licensing requirements. Moreover, we carry comprehensive insurance to cover any accidents.

Declining and decaying trees can become unstable and, eventually loos vigor and display dieback of twigs and branches. Ultimately, if not treated effectively, this could lead to the total distraction of the tree. Furthermore, dead trees gradually lose their root system and will eventually fall. This could pose a safety risk to both, people and structures in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in our services? These frequently asked questions will help you understand exactly what to expect during our tree removal process.

The average cost of stump grinding in Los Angeles is approximately $100 to $200 dollars per stump. If you have a particularly large stump, those costs could increase.

If you opt to go for a complete stump removal you can expect costs to increase to around $500 - $700, again depending on the size of the stump and root network.

As we discussed in the section above, stump grinding does not get rid of the roots and root network. This does leave you open to potential issues around root decay or regrowth further down the line. However, tree stump removal excavates the roots as well as the stump.

With stump grinding, the end result is a small hole filled with sawdust with the lower root systems still intact. This makes replanting any tree difficult because it is likely to get tangled up with existing root networks, which will stunt any new growth.

If you opt for a complete tree stump removal, you will be left with a hole perfect for replanting, without the interference of any remaining roots.