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We're the Expert Stump Grinder company

If you need an expert stump grinder, we can help by putting our knowledge and experience to work in making your property look its best. We work safely and hard and never leave a messy jobsite like some other companies do.  Many hundreds of our satisfied customers are testament to the quality of work we are known for, so let us perform some great work for you!  

We specialize in grinding stumps on large parcels with many stumps and in situations where exposed ledge, rock or other obstructions are present. Even if you’ve got only a small job, don’t worry because we built our success on jobs like yours, so please contact us for the best stump grinding service in Maine. 

Our service area spans from Falmouth to Damariscotta and from Harpswell to Augusta.  Contact us now at 420-2345 or by email at

Our Bandit 2650 stump grinder

About Us

Sylvester Stump Grinding is owned and operated by brothers Jes and Skip Sylvester.  We’re the entire staff and your job will get our full attention.  Stump grinding is a tough job but that doesn’t bother us because our work ethic was passed down by many generations of hard-working ancestors who have called Harpswell, Maine home since the mid-1700’s.  We love working in the Maine outdoors, making properties throughout the Mid-Coast area beautiful and enjoyable.  We’re dedicated to our customers and the reputation we have is based on the positive experiences of many hundreds of satisfied property owners.

Large stump and chair Harpswell, ME

What a beautiful view, except the stump is an ugly eyesore. We transform situations like this by making the stump and roots completely disappear.

Free Estimate and Job Cost

Estimates are provided at no charge. Call or email us and we’ll set a time that’s convenient to meet at your job site, so we can determine the scope of work.

When we meet you’ll identify the stumps to be ground and tell us about your future plan for the areas where the stumps are located.

Here are the chief factors that affect job cost – 1. the type, size and quantity of stumps   2. how deep we will grind the stumps below grade; grinding depth depends on your plans for the area  3. whether grinding of large buttress root and extensive surface roots is involved  4. the presence of rocks or ledge, and  5. the proximity of obstructions or buried utilities.

The evening of our meeting you’ll receive an email with a detailed proposal and estimated price. Once we receive written acceptance of the proposal we’ll contact Dig Safe, in compliance with Maine law, and schedule your job for completion as soon as possible.

Grinding Debris

Debris from the grinding process is a mixture of wood and soil and the mix makes a wonderful mulch for controlling weed and grass growth in gardens, planters, and walkways, etc. The volume of debris generated on your job is dependent on the species of tree stump and its size and age, as well as the depth of soil penetration made while grinding the stump and roots. We do not remove grinding debris from worksites.

Whenever grinding takes place near structures or vehicles we utilize machine-mounted curtains and portable curtains to contain debris from causing damage. Grinding debris will be consolidated and left in the area of each stump that we grind. 

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Call 420-2345 or use the form below

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