You'll Never Know a Stump Was There

Stump Grinding & Removal

Knotty Arborists provides expert stump removal services in Southern Maine. Removing a tree stump makes all the difference between an inviting, safe yard – or an unsightly, hazardous space that ants and termites love.

Whether it’s a huge stump left over after cutting down a tree, a tree stump that’s been rotting in place for years, or smaller (and stubborn!) tree stumps littering your lawn and flower beds, we have the expertise to get rid of your stumps once and for all.

We grind away the stump below ground level, fill in the hold with the wood chips or topsoil to plant grass or lay down sod. You can even plant a garden on top!

Removing Tree Stumps is Important

Why Stump Removal

Here’s why removing tree stumps is important:

  • Tripping hazard (kids playing, step our for gardening and then woops!, lawn mowing, etc.)
  • Stumps are ugly creating an eye sore in your yard.
  • Stumps attract Carpenter Ants and termites over time.
  • It can regrow which means continuously having to cut.
  • Unusable space – you cannot plant a garden, lay sod, plant grass, build a patio, install a pool, and more when there is a stump in the way.
  • Dying tree stumps are a magnet for fungal diseases and harmful bacteria that can infect nearby plants and trees.

Why Choose Us

Our Best Reliable Tree Removal Services in Maine

Knotty Arborists provides quality tree care services to Southern Maine.


Fully Insured

Fully covered with general liability and workers’ compensation insurance – for our protection and yours.


Honest Evaluations

We offer honest, professional evaluations and free estimates. Our proactive approach saves you money and risk of damage.


Certified Arborists

We are highly-skilled and certified arborists with expert knowledge in all facets of tree care. We make sure the job is done safely.


Customer Focused

With a 100% happy customer satisfaction rate to date, we offer superior customer service and you will always get a call back from us.



We are a locally owned and family-run business located in Sebago, Maine. The best customer service, friendly & grateful for your business.


Safety First

The safest of our crew and your family along with your home, business or other property ALWAYS come first.

Free Estimates

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Knotty Arborists is named the best tree removal company in Southern Maine by our customers time and time again.  We are fully insured and licensed, offering tree removal, tree pruning, stump grinding, tree consulting with danger assessments, and storm clean –up tree removal.

Complete the form and we will contact you shortly to discuss your needs and answer questions. We offer free on-site estimates.

    Tree Care Testimonials

    Named the Best Tree Removal Company in Maine

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      Tanya and Branden are a rare combination of professionalism and good people. They listen, respond, are punctual, and genuinely care. Their cleanup was exceptional and price very reasonable. I love my trees, so they will be my first call if I need tree work!

      • Marianne K Portland, Maine
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      After we moved into our new home, surrounded by mature trees, a friend referred us to Knotty Arborists. Tanya and Brandon assessed the health of our trees and recommended removing only a few limbs. They worked safely and efficiently, charged exactly what they’d estimated, and left our property looking great. We’ll be using them again, I am sure.

      • Alice R.
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      Tanya and Branden reviewed the scope of the job, gave me a quote, and stuck to that quote. They were efficient and skilled and did a great job cleaning up after the job was done. I was very pleased and actually used them again for a second job a few weeks later.  

      • Neil H.