The difference to our stump removal & grinding in Santa Ana, CA isn’t big. Stump removal is the act of removing the whole stump along with the tree’s root ball. This process is slightly more difficult than stump grinding because the root ball expands is about 4-10 times the size of a tree. However, stump grinding is the act of grounding the stump into small pieces. After the stump is grounded with our stump grinder a few inches below the earth, the portion is covered with dirt and dust. After a certain period of time, the portion decays along with the roots around it to prevent another tree growing.