If you ever saw the classic western “Shane” a stump is the most useless thing you can have on your farm. It doesn’t provide shade and you can’t plow it to grow crops on. What is a stump? On your residence lawn or commercial grounds, it is an unsightly reminder of a once beautiful tree that is a trip hazard and a place with no grass or other landscaping. What is a stump? It is the base of a tree left behind when the tree has fallen and also includes the roots that may be above ground.
Caution. Before Removing a Stump
The first important step to remove a stump or plant a new tree is to locate your underground utilities. This is Texas law. Call 811 to make an appointment with the City of San Antonio utility locator: CPS Energy. According to CPS, every digging job (regardless of depth) involves risks to your health and wallet. Hitting a utility line can cause injury and disrupt service to your neighbors, and may result in shocking fines and costly repairs. To locate underground water lines, call the San Antonio Water System at 210 704-SAWS. Allow 2 working days before excavating. It is always better to find your gas, water, electricity, cable or sprinklers with predetermined knowledge or with a locator service; than with a stump grinder or shovel.
Cost of Stump Removal
If you need the base of the tree removed, call us at (210) 441-7021. We may be able to give you a ballpark price over the phone if you have measured the diameter of the tree stump (you can compare to soccer ball, car tire, length of roots running around the yard and how far from road. The larger the tree, the more mulch must be removed. We provide written estimates for your approval before beginning a job. Stump removal for a very small tree could be as little as $100. Very large trees or multiple stumps may run $250 to $600.