The two techniques both have their downsides and perks. The stump removal procedure is highly intrusive as it entails digging up all the roots so that you remove them together with the stump. The procedure requires a lot of time and uses powerful equipment to accomplish the task. The main downsides of stump removal are so involving and leaving a hole which can be an eyesore if not filled out.
Stump grinding, on the other hand, isn’t intrusive, because a specialist uses a machine to shred a tree stump into woodchips. Although the procedure is quicker and more efficient than stump removal, it leaves the tree’s roots behind.