Stump grinding is a landscaping service that you might need if you have a tree stump on your property. Tree removals generally leave a stump behind which may need to be ground down using special machinery. Stump grinding is an affordable service that can make a big difference to the aesthetics to your yard and your outdoor safety. Tree stumps can be quite hazardous, particularly if they are small and hard to see. You could cause some serious damage to your lawn mower if you accidentally hit a tree stump. In addition, leaving your tree stump can attract wood borers, termites, beetles, ants and other unwanted pests. Finally, in some cases, stump grinding is recommended to stop epicormic shoots (sucker growth). For example, Manitoba Maples often produce epicormic shoots.