If you're planning for tree removal, you'd be wise to consider professional stump grinding as well. Sure, you could opt to leave the stump in place and save some money. However, going that route can take away from the appeal of your landscape. Plus, getting rid of a stump means you won't have to worry about tree sprout growth, insect infestation or having a potential hazard in your yard. Grinding isn't the only method of removing a tree stump, but it is the smartest approach.