A tree removal doesn’t actually mean that the entire tree is removed. Depending on what you choose, you will be left with a tree stump or shavings from tree stump grinding, and tree roots. Lots of roots. Though tree roots are mostly underground, the importance of a tree’s roots cannot be overstated. Not only do roots bring water, nutrients, and oxygen to the rest of the tree, but the roots also act as an anchor, keeping the tree steady through high winds and rough weather.