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How much do stump removal & grinding services typically cost?

  • Ashburn, VA Average
  • Typical Range
    $174 - $540
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,400

If you're tired of tripping over that old tree stump, it's time to have it removed. Stump removal can be back breaking and time consuming so it's a good idea to hire a professional stump removal service in your area instead of attempting it yourself.

There are basically two ways to remove a stump. You can have a company remove it entirely, including the root, then backfill the remaining hole. Or you can hire a professional stump grinding service near you to remove the top section by wood chipping. Consult the pros to understand which option is best for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost for stump grinding?

Most professionals charge between $100 and $400 to grind a tree stump. More comprehensive stump removal ranges between $160 and $700. The exact price depends on the size of the tree as well as accessibility and how far the expert has to travel for the job.

Most pros charge by the project, but you can estimate your stump grinding costs based on other factors as well:

  • Per stump diameter inch: $2-$5
  • Per project hour: $100-$150

If you want to remove multiple tree stumps, the add-on costs for any beyond the first is about $50. If the pro doesn't include the cleanup in the project price, expect to pay about $2 per diameter inch more.

Is it better to grind a stump or remove it?

Grinding a tree stump:

  • Removes only the stump visible above ground
  • Is a quicker project (1-2 hours)
  • Is generally less expensive
  • Leaves your yard largely intact

Removing a tree stump:

  • Includes removing all major tree roots
  • Takes longer (2-4 hours)
  • Costs about $50-$80 more
  • Includes digging up your yard
  • Frees up your yard for future landscaping

Can I grind my own tree stump?

Grinding your own tree stump comes with more cons than pros.

Advantages of DIY grinding/removal:

  • Less expensive (about $150 per day for equipment)
  • More flexibility in timing


  • Labor intensive
  • Lower homeowner safety
  • Cleanup and removal take time
  • Liability for potential property damage

What steps should I take to hire a stump removal service?

  1. Find 3-5 local stump removal companies.
  2. Read online reviews of each company.
  3. Ask about license and insurance.
  4. Get an estimate based on size and number of stumps.
  5. Make sure cleanup is included in the project.
  6. Set a timeline that works for you and your property.