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About NC Stump Grinding

Owner Operated Stump Grinding & Root Removal Company

Serving North Raleigh, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Youngsville, Franklinton, Creedmoor, Wilton, Grissom, Northern Durham and all the surrounding areas.

We are a trustworthy, reliable and fully insured Stump Grinding Company with exceptional reviews,
providing professional Stump Grinding Services

NC Stump Grinding is operated by owner Shawn Gordon. “My mission is to complete your stump grinding project in a safe & proficient manner while providing the highest quality customer service in the stump grinding business.”

With multiple years of local stump grinding experience, you can count on NC Stump Grinding to deliver on our promises. Call today and experience the #1 Rated Stump Grinding Company in Wake Forest & North Raleigh on Google.


Meet the

Carlton SP7015 Tree Stump Grinder

The Carlton SP7015 is the most powerful and versatile self-propelled portable grinder

made, while bieng quieter, smoother and more efficient. More about the SP7015:

Meet the

Carlton SP5014 Tree Stump Grinder

The Carlton SP5014 couples the industry’s best hydraulic-controlled self-propelled grinder with the versatility of a rubber track undercarriage. More about the SP5014:











Stump Grinding Process

Our Stump Grinder (Carlton SP7015) is a high-tech, professional machine that will mechanically remove the entire tree stump buy turning it to mulch. A stump grinder is a heavy piece of machinery that should only be operated by a licensed, trained and highly experienced professional like those at NC Stump Grinding.

Powered by a 66 HP Turbocharged 4 Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine, with a hydraulic arm housing a grinding wheel with 32 (Hard Micro Structure Carbide) Razor Teeth, we can quickly and efficiently remove any size stump.

Grinding a stump is more efficient, effective and usually costs less than other forms of removal. Some use harsh chemicals or acids to dissolve the stump, which is dangerous and harmful to the environment while other techniques involve burning the stump which can be equally as dangerous – and neither are as thorough.

Even simply pulling up the stump is more labor intensive (expensive) and leaves a huge hole to be dealt with. Grinding the stump leaves healthy mulch to fill the whole that can even be used around your yard!

NC Stump Grinding is the most reviewed company in North Carolina, proudly boasting a 5 Star rating on Google. We are attentive, professional, on time and competitively priced, while still ensuring we only use the finest stump grinding equipment available.

Our Mission:
“To complete your stump grinding project in a safe & proficient manner while providing the highest quality customer service in the stump grinding business.” Shawn Gordon Owner/Operator


There are several reasons why you might want to remove a tree stump:

1. **Aesthetic Appeal**: Stumps left in your yard can be unsightly and disrupt the overall appearance of your landscape. Removing them can improve the visual appeal of your property.

2. **Safety**: Stumps can pose safety hazards, especially if they are hidden by grass or other vegetation. They can be a tripping hazard for people walking or playing in the area.

3. **Space Utilization**: Stumps can take up valuable space in your yard that could be used for other purposes, such as planting new trees, installing gardens, or creating outdoor living areas.

4. **Pest Attraction**: Stumps can attract pests like termites, ants, and other wood-boring insects, which can then infest nearby structures or plants.

5. **Mowing and Maintenance**: Stumps can make mowing and maintaining your lawn more challenging. They can damage lawn equipment and require extra effort to mow around.

6. **Disease Prevention**: If the tree was removed due to disease or infestation, the stump may still contain the pathogens or insects responsible. Removing the stump can help prevent the spread of these issues to nearby trees.

7. **Improved Planting**: Removing a stump allows for better planting options. You can plant new trees, shrubs, or flowers in the space without competition from the stump’s root system.

8. **Construction or Landscaping Projects**: If you have plans for construction, landscaping, or other yard projects, stump removal may be necessary to clear the area and create a level surface.

9. **Preventing Re-Growth**: Some tree species can send up new shoots or suckers from the stump or roots. Removing the stump prevents these unwanted growths.

10. **Environmental Concerns**: In some cases, removing a stump may be necessary for environmental reasons, such as protecting nearby water sources or natural habitats.

Stump removal can be done using various methods, including stump grinding, chemical stump removal, or manual excavation. The method you choose may depend on factors like the stump’s size, location, and your budget.

Ultimately, the decision to remove a stump should consider your specific needs and goals for your property, as well as any potential safety or environmental concerns. If you’re unsure whether or not to remove a stump, you can consult with a professional arborist or landscaper for advice tailored to your situation.

A stump is like an iceberg, the majority of it is underneath! We chase down those roots ensuring the area is clean and healthy.

Planting after stump grinding depends on several factors, including the size of the stump, the type of tree that was removed, and your local climate conditions. In general, you can plant in the area where a stump was ground down relatively soon, but it’s essential to follow these guidelines:

1. **Wait for the Grinding Debris to Settle**: After the stump grinding is complete, you should wait for the grinding debris to settle, which usually takes a few days. This debris includes wood chips and sawdust generated during the grinding process.

2. **Remove Debris**: Once the debris has settled, remove as much of it as possible from the area. You don’t want it to interfere with your new planting or create an uneven surface.

3. **Soil Testing**: It’s a good idea to have your soil tested to determine its pH and nutrient levels. This will help you choose the right plants for the area and make any necessary amendments to the soil.

4. **Choose the Right Plants**: Select plants, shrubs, or trees that are suitable for the site conditions, including sunlight, soil type, and drainage. Consider native species, as they are often well-suited to the local environment.

5. **Prepare the Soil**: Prepare the soil by adding any necessary amendments based on your soil test results. Ensure the soil is well-drained and free from large chunks of wood or debris.

6. **Planting Depth**: Plant at the appropriate depth for the specific plant or tree species you’ve chosen. Follow the recommended guidelines for spacing and planting depth.

7. **Watering**: After planting, water thoroughly to help the new plants establish their roots. Watering requirements will vary depending on the plant species and your local climate.

8. **Mulching**: Apply a layer of mulch around the newly planted area to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Make sure not to pile mulch against the stems or trunks of plants.

9. **Maintenance**: Continue to care for the new plants as needed, including regular watering, pruning, and fertilization as required by the specific species.

The time it takes to plant after stump grinding can vary. In some cases, you may be able to plant immediately after the stump is ground and debris is cleared. However, for larger stumps or in areas with poor soil conditions, you might need to wait a bit longer and make more extensive soil preparations.

It’s always a good idea to consult with a local arborist or horticulturist who is familiar with your specific conditions and can provide tailored advice on when and what to plant after stump grinding. Additionally, local regulations or permits may affect the timing and process of planting in the area where the stump was removed, so be sure to check with your local authorities as well

No, while our machine is heavy, it was specially designed for this job and distributes the weight evenly, only exerting 11.5 pounds of pressure per square inch . Watch our stump grinding videos, she is as gentle as a ballerina – unless you’re a stump!

Again, this is a very specialized machine and the best of its kind. Easily fits a standard 36” gate and has four wheel drive with plenty of power to get anywhere it needs to go! No stump is safe!

The cost of renting a stump grinder can vary widely depending on several factors, including your location, the size and type of stump grinder, and the rental duration. Here are some general guidelines to give you an idea of what to expect:

1. **Size of Stump Grinder**: Stump grinders come in various sizes and types, such as walk-behind grinders and self-propelled grinders. Smaller walk-behind grinders are generally less expensive to rent than larger, self-propelled models.

2. **Rental Duration**: Rental rates are typically charged by the hour, day, or week. The longer you rent the stump grinder, the lower the average daily or weekly rate will be. Some rental companies also offer half-day rates.

3. **Location**: Rental prices can vary significantly depending on your geographical location. In urban areas with higher living costs, equipment rental rates may be higher than in rural areas.

4. **Additional Costs**: Be sure to ask the rental company about any additional costs or fees, such as fuel, insurance, delivery, or pickup charges. These can add to the overall cost.

5. **Optional Features**: Some stump grinders may come with optional features or attachments that can affect the rental cost. For example, some models have a remote control for easier operation, which may come at an additional cost.

6. **Availability**: Rental rates may be affected by the demand for stump grinders in your area. During peak seasons or busy times, prices may be higher.

To give you a rough estimate, as of my last knowledge update in September 2021, renting a small walk-behind stump grinder for a day might cost anywhere from $100 to $200, while larger self-propelled models could range from $200 to $400 or more per day. Weekly rates are often more cost-effective if you need the equipment for an extended period.

However, please note that rental prices can change over time, so it’s essential to contact local equipment rental companies for up-to-date pricing information. Additionally, inquire about any terms and conditions associated with the rental, such as deposit requirements, insurance, and maintenance responsibilities.