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Rich’s Tree Service has the people and the stump grinding equipment to provide a quick and complete Portland stump grinding service.


When you have a stump that needs to go, there are two ways to handle it: a complete dig-out and stump grinding. While digging may be the only option in some cases, we usually prefer the faster and cheaper method of stump grinding

Stump grinding is a process by which a rotating cutter wheel grinds a stump to a depth of up to 24 inches below ground level depending on the machine utilized, access, and other limiting factors. After we finish, all that’s left of the stump is wood chips mixed with dirt.

As the wood chips produced by stump grinding are not a suitable medium for gardening, they need to be either distributed in a thin layer or removed altogether, which we offer as an additional service.


The experts at Rich’s Portland Tree Service provide several different options for our Portland stump grinding service. The best one depends on factors such as accessibility and the size of the stump. Whatever the situation on your property, we have the necessary tools to handle the job.

  • Handheld: For smaller stumps or stumps with the most restricted access, which prevents us from bringing in larger machines.

  • Self-Propelled: These are the most commonly used machines in our stump removal toolkit. They are powerful enough to tackle stumps both large and small, as long as we have a pathway to get close.

  • Tow-Behind: Our largest stump grinding machine makes quick work of large stumps without restricted access.

When you hire us to remove a tree from your property, we don’t have to stop when we reach the ground. We provide stump removal services as a stand-alone service to our Portland customers or as a way to completely finish the removal of a tree for those who desire it. Contact us to learn more.



Rich’s Portland Tree Stump Grinding Service FAQ

  • Do you provide free estimates?
    Absolutely. Just give us a call, and we will send someone out as soon as possible to take a look at your job and provide you with an accurate quote of how much it will cost, and the time it will take to get it done. Our people explain what we will do before we do it, so feel free to ask questions so that you can be sure you know what you're paying for.
  • What is a certified arborist, and why should I hire one?
    Certified arborists are professional caretakers of trees who have the necessary experience and who have passed an exam from the International Society of Arboriculture, showing that they have advanced knowledge of trees and how to best plant, trim, and remove them.
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured to work as an arborist in Oregon & SW Washington?
    Yes, we are. Being licensed, bonded, and insured protects our customers so they can feel confident in working with us before we even give an estimate. Please see the information about our company in the footer or as listed above for more details.
  • A branch snapped on my property in the middle of the night, and it is endangering my property. How quickly can you remove it?
    Give us a call, and we will be out there as soon as possible. As safety permits, we will do everything we can to eliminate any threat to your property from trees or branches.
  • A tree fell across the road. Can I call you to remove it?
    If it is a public right of way, typically the municipality has the responsibility to clear the road. If a tree has fallen across your driveway or private road, then we can absolutely help. Just give us a call.
  • How long have you been in business in Oregon & SW Washington?
    We have been in business since 1989, giving us over 30 years of experience in Oregon & SW Washington
  • Is there a minimum job size expected to contract with Rich's Tree Service?
    Yes, we have a minimum job order of $250.
  • How many people are part of a typical work crew?
    This depends on the size of the job. We will use the number of people necessary to get your job done quickly and efficiently
  • Can I keep the wood from a tree that I've hired Rich's Tree Service to cut down?
    Absolutely. You're welcome to keep the wood for whatever purpose you choose. The amount you want to be hauled away will affect your estimate, so make sure to communicate your expectations with the estimator.
  • Does Rich's Tree Service work with commercial entities?
    Yes, we work with many commercial clients including municipalities, HOA's, ODOT, property management firms, etc.




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