Clemmons Tree Care offers stump grinding services in the Charleston SC, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville areas. Stump grinding requires heavy equipment, so we take extra precautions to avoid tearing up your yard getting the equipment in place. Stumps are ground, on average 6-10 inches below grade. Typically, the chips and sawdust are lightly raked back into the hole as a filler, which will naturally break down over time, returning nutrients to the soil.