Advanced Tree Care - Tree Surgeons & Aborists in Torbay, Devon

Tree Stump Grinding

Getting rid of tree stumps by hand is probably the toughest and longest gardening job of all!  That’s where Stump Grinding wins every time!

With our specialist equipment, we remove tree stumps in no time at all.  This leaves little trace that there was ever a tree there in the first place.

Stump Grinding removes the protruding tree stump down to a specified soil depth, generally between 150mm and 300mm.  Perfect for restoring a level surface for a lawn to grow over or to hide the stump from a flower bed.

Our Stump Grinders are agile and slim (see picture opposite) so that they can easily pass through a side entrance to reach back gardens with ease.

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Benefits of Tree Stump Removal

Here are seven great reasons for removing a tree stump:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Tree stumps can detract from the beauty of your landscape and garden. Removing them can enhance the overall appearance of your gounds and property.
  • Safety Concerns: Tree stumps can pose tripping hazards, especially if they’re in busy areas like paths or near playgrounds. Removing them reduces the risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Prevent Pests: Tree stumps can attract pests or insects like woodlice, ants, or beetles, which may eventually infest nearby structures or other plants. Removing the stump eliminates this issue.
  • Free Up Space: Stumps can take up valuable space in your garden, making it difficult to utilise the area for other purposes such as lawns, flower beds, landscaping, or building.
  • Regeneration: If the tree stump is from a species that tends to sprout new growth, removing it can prevent unwanted regrowth and the hassle of continually cutting it back.
  • Disease Prevention: Some tree stumps can harbour diseases that may spread to other trees or plants in your garden. Removing the stump can help prevent the spread of these diseases.
  • Ease of Lawn Maintenance: Mowing around tree stumps can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Removing the stump from your lawn makes maintenance easier and simpler.

Overall, removing a tree stump can improve safety, aesthetics, and the overall functionality of your outdoor space.

What is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing a tree stump by using a special power tool called a stump grinder. A stump grinder uses a rotating cutting disk with embedded sharp metal teeth to cut small fragments from the stump and roots, leaving behind wood chips.

Stump grinding is typically used after a tree has been removed, when the stump has been left behind. It is often an advantage to remove the stump if it presents a trip hazard, or it is in the way of a landscaping or construction project. Additionally, stumps can attract insects and other pests, and can take many years to decompose naturally.

Advanced Tree Care - Tree Surgeons & Aborists in Torbay, Devon

The process of stump grinding begins by using a chainsaw or other cutting tool to reduce the height of the stump to just a few inches above the ground. The stump grinder is then used to grind the remaining stump and roots into small wood chips that can be disposed of or used as mulch.

It is recommended that stump grinding is carried out by professional tree care companies, as it requires specialised equipment and training to be done safely and effectively.

Stump grinding is generally considered a more efficient and effective method of stump removal than digging out the stump by hand, which can be hard manual work.

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