Stump Grinding, Lakeland, FL

We usually perform stump grinding in Lakeland to a depth of 12-14 inches– more than enough to install topsoil and seed.

At Central Florida Tree Care, we can remove any size stump and major surface roots from your yard. Our powerful stump grinders can go through a standard 36″ opening to allow access to difficult back or side yard stumps. We usually perform stump grinding to a depth of 12-14 inches– more than enough to install topsoil and seed. We can grind lower as needed, if you are planting a good size tree or pouring a new foundation for a shed or home. Regardless, if you want that unsightly stump gone, call us!

Stump Grinding in Lakeland, Florida

Normally, we leave the resulting stump grinding’s mulch, which mixes with topsoil in the grinding process, backfilled and mounded in the resulting stump hole; however, for an extra charge, we can remove the stump grindings and deliver and install soil and seed or even a new tree or bushes if you wish. Contact us today at Central Florida Tree Care to learn more about the stump grinding process or to schedule your appointment.

FAQs About Stump Grinding

At Central Florida Tree Care, we get several questions about stump grinding from our customers in the Lakeland, Florida area, so we thought we’d share the most frequently asked ones with you so you’ll know more about what we do, how we do it, and when to call us for stump grinding services.

  • Will Stump Grinding Kill the Roots? While most people realize that a tree gets nutrients from the roots, it also works the other way in that the roots need the nutrients supplied by the leaves. Once a stump is completely removed, the roots cannot regrow. However, if the stump is left in the ground, it is possible to reshoot as the roots can remain alive.
  • How Deep Should Stump Grinding Go? Some companies only go down 4 to 6 inches, but we believe that going 12 to 14 is best so that there is plenty of room for the topsoil to support healthy grass. It is also deep enough that you could plant a new tree or bush in the space.
  • How Will My Lawn Look After Stump Grinding? We take care of filling the hole with a mixture of topsoil and mulch so it is ready to be seeded or covered with sod. If you prefer that we remove the mulch and use only topsoil, let us know so we can quote you properly.
  • How Much Will Stump Grinding Cost? We quote each job on a case-by-case basis, as there are many factors involved, such as the age of the stump, tree species, and the size of the stump. Since it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours to remove a stump, our rate will reflect that.
  • What About the Surface Roots? We can easily take care of any surface roots that are creating tripping hazards when we perform your stump grinding service.
  • Will I Have Mulch Left Over? Sometimes a larger stump does create more mulch than will fit back into the hole, and we can leave that behind for you if you want to use it in your vegetable or flower garden.
  • Can’t I Just Let the Stump Naturally Decompose? That is always an option if you don’t mind looking at it for 10 to 20 years, realizing that it doesn’t look all that pretty when it is decomposing either. Plus it will draw insects, which you probably won’t enjoy having around your yard.




At Central Florida Tree Care, we offer stump grinding services in Plant City, Kissimmee, and Polk County, Florida, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Polk City, and Auburndale.