Serving the entire Portland area
Whether it’s having your tree pruned or removed or grinding down that stubborn stump, we’re here to help. Rod or Lorin are ready to meet and give you a bid on your schedule. Our tree and stump bid hours include most evenings (daylight permitting) and Saturdays until about 3pm.
Our staff is knowledgeable, professional and friendly and our aim is to take the stress out of maintaining or removing the trees on your property. Beautifully maintained trees add an element of sophistication and elegance to any yard. Let Inexpensive Tree Care service your yard today!
Our services include:
Tree Removal safe and skilled removals. Specializing in dangerous, hard to remove trees.
Tree Pruning Careful pruning done by our experienced Arborists to maintain beautiful trees.
“Green” Stump Grinding we grind 18″ deep and never use chemicals.
We remove all related debris, cut trees into 18″ rounds, remove wood if you’d like, and chip all branches
Stump Grinding Q & A
Why grind to the depth of 18 inches? Here are three BIG reasons why:
Planting another tree in the same spot?
Grinding to a depth of 18 inches means a new tree can be planted the same day. If removing a stump in a city’s right-of-way, chances are they will require a replacement tree be installed. Most cities have an 18 inch stump grind requirement for this reason.
Putting grass where the stump used to be?
With a shallow grind, eventually the remainder of the stump and roots will rots away and a noticeable depression will develop in the replanted lawn. By grinding 18 inches, your lawn will grow and stay healthy.
Just as with lawn, a shallow grind will cause the remaining stump and roots to rot under new concrete. This leaves space between the ground level and the underside of the concrete, weakening it. This makes the slab vulnerable to cracking and sinking–an expensive and aggravating situation! This is why we at Inexpensive Tree Care go the extra mile to ensure the job is done properly, the first time.
Laying cement over the ground out area?
Many people put in RV pads or expand driveways and add space next to the house. If you only go down slightly below the surface, eventually the remainder of the stump and roots will rot out leaving an air pocket below your cement. One day you will drive over that area and the cement will crack. We’d rather not get that angry phone call because the stump wasn’t fully ground out, which is another reason we grind down 18 inches.