Tree Removal & Stump Grinding

Most people (including us!) prefer not to cut down trees unless it’s really necessary.

Here are some of the situations in which tree removal is the only reasonable option.

  • The tree is dead or dying (note that dead trees can be very dangerous as they continue to deteriorate)
  • The tree is considered to be “irreparably hazardous” – meaning that it poses a significant safety hazard to property and people, and there’s no way to fix the problem through pruning, cabling, etc.
  • Pruning alone isn’t enough to prevent the tree from blocking or obstructing a path, driveway, sidewalk, road, etc.
  • The tree is crowding and harming other nearby trees
  • The tree is going to be replaced with a different, more suitable tree
  • New construction is planned in the location where the tree is currently sited

Tree Removal

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it’s necessary. Our arborists can help you decide if a tree can be saved or whether it should be cut down.


Tree removal, particularly in tight spaces or near structures (such as your home), is definitely not a DIY job. It requires specialized equipment, including safety equipment, and extensive skills and training to do it efficiently, properly and safely.

Here at Arbor Experts we take pride in safely removing trees from nearly any landscape. We take great care to make sure there is no damage done to property or structures and our experienced tree care professionals will be onsite to make sure all of our staff are following the highest safety standards.

We cut trees as close to the ground as possible without damaging our equipment or your property – that’s usually within 4 inches of the ground.


If you’d like the tree stump to be removed entirely, we’re happy to grind the stump away. We're usually able to grind down about 8 to 12 inches below the soil level which means that we'll get most of the stump but not necessarily all. Still, you won't have any unsightly stumps showing above ground level.

We can also grind out surface roots, although that's not normally part of "stump grinding" so must be contracted separately.

Please note that stump and/or surface root grinding is an additional charge that will be listed separately on the proposal.

After grinding the stump, we fill the hole with wood chips from the ground out stump (and any soil that might be mixed in with the chips) to the level of the surrounding ground. We can then haul away any excess wood chips or leave them in a pile for you to use in your garden.

If you'd prefer to fill the hole with top soil and cover it with grass seed, please discuss that with one of our Arborists. It's not a standard part of stump removal so there's an extra charge. It may be better for you to have your landscaper do this.


We typically haul away all wood and brush from the job site and bring it to a local processor who recycles it by grinding it into mulch. If you prefer, we can leave wood from the removed tree at your property. If you’d like us to cut and stack the wood, there is an additional charge for this service.


Trees can be removed at any time of year, especially if they've become a potential safety hazard.

Winter, particularly when the ground is frozen, is an especially good time of year for tree removal. It allows us to access the tree using heavy equipment without damaging your lawn, and tree limbs can be dropped without leaving deep holes in the ground.


Storms can cause branches or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, homes and other structures, or cars.

Storm-damaged and fallen trees are incredibly heavy and unstable, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. Don’t try to do this yourself! Call in a Certified Arborist who can do the job safely while reducing further risk of damage to your property.


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Contact Arbor Experts

1 Heid Avenue

Dayton, OH 45404

Phone: (937) 233-4118

Email: [email protected]

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