Another reason for stump grinding is to prevent the re-growth of a tree that has been removed. While many tree species will not re-sprout from the stump there are several trees that are known for re-growing. Some local native trees that will sprout from the stump include Live Oak trees and California Bay Laurel trees.
Other ornamental varieties that will sprout include Liquidambar trees, Eucalyptus trees, Plum trees and several others.
Finally, you may want to grind a stump in your yard because stumps just are not that attractive to look at. They can however, be disguised as chairs, table bases, or planter stands for those who like a “rustic” look.