As a customer of Allen’s Tree Service, you have the choice of having any stump removed. We can grind almost any stump with a few exceptions. If we are unable to grind out the stump, hand digging may be an option. We hand dig stumps that are unreachable by our machine, in an enclosed area, or have other plants or hardscapes that interfere. We have power stump grinders that go approximately 12 to 18 inches below the ground surface. After stump grinding, there is usually a surprisingly large amount stump chips left from the stump. Here at Allen’s, you also have the option of having us remove the chips to ground level or remove them and fill the hole with topsoil. Some customers like to use the stump chips as mulch. If you decide to do that, be sure to let the stump chips sit for about 6 months and turn them a few times to allow the material to break down because they are very acidic. It’s really about customer preference. We are a full landscape company and can sod/seed the area of the stump or even plant a new tree for you in the same area.