Removing an unsightly stump or a hazardous dying tree from your yard can be tricky business. Aside from recognizing the signs of a dead or dying tree, you’ll need to decide how the tree will be removed and prepare for any potential safety issue or property damage that may occur.

Whether you are completing the project yourself or smartly relying on a licensed professional, it’s important to plan ahead. Can your tree be removed if it’s hovering over your home? Does the weather have to be perfect for a stump removal to be successful? And, if you’re going with a certified stump removal company, how much experience should they have?

Here are some answers to a few of your most frequently asked questions:

How long will it take to remove a stump or a tree?

Most small to medium sized stumps and trees can be removed in less than a day. Larger stumps or trees or situations where they are located in tough to reach spaces may take longer, but can usually be completed in  less than 2 days.

Should I remove a stump or a tree that is close to my home?

Trees that grow close to your home can cause an abundance of problems. Whether the roots are at risk for cracking your foundation or overhanging limbs threaten to fall during stormy weather, removing a tree that is close to your home should be done with care. Be sure you are investing in a quality tree removal service to ensure your property is in good hands.

Will I need a permit for this project?

You do not need to obtain a permit to have a stump or a tree removed from your yard. However, it is important to opt for an insured and bonded company should any issues arise during removal.

What is your cleanup process?

When we step on your property, it is always our goal to leave it better than we find it. In most cases, we are doing that simply by removing something you no longer want. However, we know firsthand that removing a stump or a tree is a messy job. Small pieces of bark, ground wood, small branches and leaves will often be strewn across your property throughout the process. 

However, once we are done, we will work tirelessly to remove all debris and clean up as much as possible. Some small wood particles will remain on your lawn, but your lawnmower will easily mulch these the next time you mow. In some cases, inclement weather and the condition of your property may prevent us from cleaning all remnants of our work, but we will always be sure to communicate with you about these situations if they arise before we leave your property.

Do you offer free quotes?

Yes. Please contact us for a free quote on your next project.

Is your company licensed?

Our company is fully bonded, licensed and insured to make our affordable tree removal and stump grinding services safe for everyone involved.

How much experience do you have?

With over 25 years of experience, the team at Stump Man has built a strong reputation in quality stump grinding and tree removal services in Jenison and throughout West Michigan. In addition to our high standards of quality and customer service and our years of experience, our business has an A+ rating and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Is your work weather dependent?

To ensure the safety of our employees and your home, some of our work can only be done in ideal weather with minimal wind. Storms with high wind, driving snow, and less than ideal conditions can make removing a tree dangerous as it will impact how the tree will fall.

Do you offer emergency services?

To ensure the safety of our employees and your home, some of our work can only be done in ideal weather with minimal wind. Storms with high wind, driving snow, and less than ideal conditions can make removing a tree dangerous as it will impact how the tree will fall.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and most credit card payments.

For more information about stump grinding and tree removal from the experienced team at Stump Man, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.723.3514.