How Much Does It Cost To Grind A Tree Stump?


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Stump Grinding Costs

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If you have had to cut down trees on your property, or if you had a tree fall that you had to haul away, you still have to deal with the stump. Most people do not want to have a stump out in their yard. There are a few ways to get rid of the stump. Stump removal is possible, but the cost of actually removing the stump can be high, and it can cause a lot of damage to the ground. Stump grinding is another option, and it is a simple and faster option. It is also generally cheaper to use this method.

Leaving the stumps in the yard can cause more problems than you might imagine. It not only looks bad, but you will find that mowing and landscaping around the area are more difficult and time-consuming. In addition, it can present a trip hazard for anyone who is walking across the yard and who doesn’t see the stump. One of the other benefits of stump grinding is that it can provide you with mulch, which you can then use it in the flowerbed.

Stump grinding: a stump with a 25” diameter.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Stump grinding $12 per diameter inch 25 $300
Cleanup $25 fee 1 $25
Total Cost $13 per diameter inch 25 $325


Other considerations and costs

  • If you have multiple stumps that need to be handled, you might be able to talk with the professional about getting a discount.
  • Make sure that the professional has easy access to the stump and that they don’t have to remove materials themselves when they get there. This can help to make the process go faster.
  • Check to see if there are any gas, electric, or water lines in the area where the stump grinding will take place.

DIY considerations

  • Stump grinding can take a lot of time and effort, and the cost of renting the stump grinding equipment is often close to what would be spent for having a professional do it. You could do it on your own, but it is easier to hire someone who already has the equipment and knowledge.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to grind a tree stump in your city?
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$522
  • Bronx, NY$429
  • Brooklyn, NY$358
  • Philadelphia, PA$446
  • Washington, DC$387
  • Atlanta, GA$350
  • Miami, FL$319
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$334
  • Minneapolis, MN$391
  • Chicago, IL$456
  • Houston, TX$470
  • San Antonio, TX$316
  • Austin, TX$358
  • Denver, CO$302
  • Phoenix, AZ$319
  • Las Vegas, NV$350
  • Los Angeles, CA$394
  • San Diego, CA$358
  • San Jose, CA$432
  • Seattle, WA$316

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