So you’ve decided to say, “bye, stump!” Now you need to choose how to remove it. While stump grinding and stump removal achieve the same goal on the surface, deciding which method is best boils down to what you intend to do with the space once the stump is gone.

Whichever method you choose, you can depend on Superior Stump Removal to do it right in Colorado.

To help you decide, we’ve broken down the differences between stump grinding and stump removal below. For a more detailed explanation, feel free to give us a call.

Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is when a machine is used to grind down a tree’s stump and surface roots after removal. While stump grinding is a quicker and cheaper way to remove the eyesore and obstacles than stump removal, it doesn’t remove the roots. The roots can become home to insects and pests that spread to nearby trees and plants.

We go deeper into the stump than most to prevent regrowth and can place the mulch where you want or remove it altogether to leave you with a clean slate. Our machines are designed to be lawn-safe, and we take care to ensure your property is unharmed during the grinding or removal process.

Determining whether stump grinding or stump removal is best depends on what you plan to do with the space. If you plan to build a patio, hardscape or plant grass, stump grinding should do the trick. If you want to replant or transform the area into a garden, stump removal is the way to go.

Watch the video below to see our stump grinding process.


Stump Removal

Stump removal is when machines grind down the stump and excavate the above-ground root zone. Once the root system is removed, there will be a large hole that needs filling and grading to restore your Colorado property.

We have the equipment and expertise to remove any stump, fill the hole, level, and grade our property to prepare it for whatever comes next.

While stump removal is more labor intensive than stump grinding, which increases the cost, it allows you the freedom to do whatever you want with the space without worrying about regrowth or roots getting in the way.

Watch our stump removal expert in the video below to learn more.


Superior Stump Removal can help determine whether you need stump grinding or stump removal to achieve the desired results for your Lakewood, CO, area property. 

As the best in the west, we stand by our stump grinding and removal work and guarantee your 100% satisfaction.

Fantastic service! So professional, timely and courteous. Stump was ground down, shavings hauled away and everything cleaned up so fast. It was fascinating to watch and was so throughly done. I would highly recommend.
Reba Davidson
We couldn’t have found a better company than Superior Tree Stump Removal to help us with our landscaping project. Jeff is friendly, personable, responsive and got the job done beautifically and quickly. Highly recommended, we are very satisfied with our results.
Joan Rutherford