Professionals who work in the stump removal business are often landscapers and contractors by trade. They don't need specific schooling, but they do put in many years of hard work and gain their experience through on-the-job training. Many landscaping companies have been in the family for generations.
Services offered include pruning, maintenance, branch trimming, pesticide application, and storm damage clean up. Cutting and grinding of the tree stump and root into mulch is a key service. Many companies utilize machines, equipment, and small trucks to do the job.
Some companies focus on commercial jobs, while others prefer to do smaller residential projects. Residents often hire a company to provide a full suite of services, offering not just tree stump removal, but planting, mulching, and core removal as well. Professionals should be hard working, knowledgeable about stump removal and general landscaping, and able to work well as a team.
Related professions include landscape designers, mowing services, gardening services, and landscape lighting services. They all provide services aimed at improving the look of a yard or business grounds. They should be able to work one-on-one with clients to go over how they will preserve and remove the tree and plant stumps, what techniques they will use to cut and grind the stumps and roots, and how much it will all cost to remove.
Customers may first speak with a friendly company representative to get rates and availability, then they meet with the actual contractor to go over a timeline. Some projects require several days, while others only require a few hours. Stump removal services may offer additional services that are outlined on their websites, to better inform clients.