Stump Removal

Although many customers think that it’s decorative to leave a tree stump after removing the tree, leaving the stump above ground actually means that the tree is still alive. Even without branches and leaves or a trunk above ground, the tree’s root system continues to grow and expand underground. Tree roots are often the cause of pavement cracking and heaving, sewage and storm drain system breakdowns, foundation fractures, basement leaks due to cracked weeping tiles or foundation walls, and so on.

Often a stump that was “removed” some time ago becomes an issue when installing driveways, paving, etc. Removing the stump does not just entail shearing off the trunk. Stump removal requires complete removal of the root collar as well. It is this root collar that will determine the size of the stump to be removed. Root collars are often 2-3 times the diameter of the stump that appears above ground. We recommend removing the root collar to 4-6 inches below ground for lawns and 18 inches below grade for driveways and paving.

  • Stump Removal
  • Stump Removal
  • Stump Removal
  • Stump Removal

Once the stump is removed, Colonial Tree Service will grind the stump into mulch using a large or small grinder depending on the stump size. Customers can choose to keep the mulch or we’ll take it away. Colonial Tree Service will fill the remaining hole with fresh soil.

Once a stump is removed, most tree services will just leave a large, empty place in your yard where the tree once stood. Should you desire, Colonial Tree Service will complete the job right by installing fresh sod over the patch that is left once the stump is gone.

what our clients say

  • Have used this company for decades. They are the best - courteous staff, professional work and very reasonable prices for all that they do.

    Phyllis Kingsley

    CTS has been my go-to "Tree Team" for over 4 years . - Outstanding customer service! - Friendly and knowledgeable staff! - Fast and thorough cleanup! - Industry leading certifications!... read more

    Jim Chapel

    Top notch crew, very knowledgeable and left the place clean and tidy.

    Chris Vagg
  • The ladies in the office were super friendly and informative. The crew were exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with this company - the clean up was above par and... read more


    We have had the pleasure of working with CTS for many years and have found the teams to be professional, courteous and accommodating.

    Michelle Braga

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    Brian P
  • excellent professional service at a reasonable price

    Nancy Hughes

    I have nothing but good things to say about my dealings with Colonial over the years. We have a few trees on our property and I've had them out... read more

    Heather Green

    Called on this company a few times over the years! Great crew that work very hard! Will be calling on them again soon! Thanks!

    Steven Little
  • Looks like these guys were contracted to deal with the stumps left over from all the ash trees that had to be cut down in Mississauga, at least on my... read more


    Great service from start to finish!

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