Root Removal & Grinding

Researching root removal companies? We provide tree root removal services throughout the West Houston area including Katy, Fulshear, Pattison, Hockley, Easter Bernard, and Waller County. If you have above ground tree roots causing your driveway, sidewalk, or patio to crack it’s time to intervene. Send us a message or call Cody’s Tree Service, Inc. today at (281) 391-3450 to request professional tree service from our ISA Certified Arborists.

anatomy of tree roots

Tree Root Removal Services

Learn more about all of our tree root services below.


  • tree roots above ground removal
  • surface root removal
  • underground root removal
  • root grinding
  • root pruning
  • redirecting roots
  • cutting tree roots
  • root tree service

Root Service Details

We prune above ground roots but may also need to shred some underground roots with our commercial grinder. When tree roots grow in an undesirable direction toward your home’s foundation, plumbing lines, power lines, or utility lines they may need to get cut back. If you fear your tree’s roots could be causing damage, ask about our foundation protecting root barrier installation service.

We user our root grinders to shred roots that are visible at the surface and invasive underground roots that pose a risk to surrounding objects or installations.

How much does tree root removal cost?

Pricing to remove tree roots varies because of many factors. The number of roots that need pruning, ease with which the roots can be accessed, tree species, and geographic area are all factors that affect pricing but you can expect to pay at least $250 to have a medium oak tree’s roots trimmed above ground in the Houston, Texas area.

How long are oak tree roots?

Oak tree roots grow to a depth of two to five feet, and a mature oak tree’s roots can grow longer than 200 feet. This is why oak tree roots near homes or other structures are considered invasive.

How far below ground level should a tree stump’s roots be chipped?

The maximum depth a tree stump and its roots should be ground down to remove it properly is 6 feet below the surrounding surface soil. Any deeper than that is excessive and puts plumbing pipes, gas lines, and electrical lines at risk. It also puts landscaping, pools, decks, patios, and other non-biodegradable materials at risk. In rare cases, deeper stump grinding may be necessary at a higher cost depending on the specific type of tree, health, and age.

Does grinding surface tree roots hurt trees?

Surface roots account for a very small fraction of a tree’s root system so grinding troublesome surface roots does not cause any harm to healthy trees. If a tree is already sick, diseased, or infested we would probably recommend a deep root feeding to nourish the tree at the time of the surface root grinding to prevent any adverse effects. Grinding surface roots actually prevents damage to utility lines, pipes, and electrical lines underground. It also prevents root damage to sidewalks, patios, slabs, and pools from roots lifting and cracking the concrete.

Free Root Removal Quote

Contact us to schedule a free quote for root grinding or removal service in Katy, Fulshear, or West Houston, Texas.

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