After a tree is removed, you are often left with an unsightly stump. Stumps can be removed through a process of grinding. There are two different standards used depending on whether you intend to replant in the area. The main differences are the depth of the grind and whether or not the resulting hole is backfilled with topsoil.
Consult with your tree care professional to determine which method is appropriate for your stump; be sure to let him/her know if you plan to re-plant in the place where your tree used to stand. Like all tree services, it is best to let your arborist know up front what you expect!