Frequently Asked Questions

Why would you want your tree stump removed?

When a tree has been cut down to a stump, the tree can still re-grow, new shoots can arise from the trunk and roots. Really old stumps can rot and attract mould and fungus, not only can this spoil the aesthetics of your garden, but it can also spread to other plants.

Why use a professional?

Stump Grinders can be exceptionally dangerous; hiring a professional fully trained operator to carry out the task is much safer. If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

Why not just dig out the stump?

It is not usually practical to dig out the stump, especially if the stump is large and/or heavy, but using a stump grinder, the stump can be ground below the level of your garden to a prescribed depth suiting your needs. Grinding as opposed to digging with an excavator creates minimal ground disturbance and is altogether a much quicker and tidier process.

I’ve heard you can burn them out?

Do you really want to set fire to your garden? Especially if the stump is in proximity to your house or outbuildings? This practice is rare these days, can take several days to perform and is not friendly to the environment.

Will I be left with a massive hole in my garden?

Unlike digging the stump out, you are not left with a mass to dispose of. The mulch that is ground from the stump can be used to fill in the hole and make it level with the lawn or paved area. This is all part of the service unless otherwise stated. You can use grass seed or plant flowers as you normally would with the addition of top soil or compost if desired. Indeed, the left over mulch makes excellent compost for your garden. There are no chemicals used in the grinding process to contaminate your garden and we pride ourselves in leaving the site tidy after the work is complete.

How much will it cost?

There will be several factors which will determine cost which are:
  • Access to the site and your geographic location.
  • Physical dimensions and number of stumps.
  • Depth to which the stump is to be ground.
(We will be able to advise depending on your requirements) Tony will in most cases try and visit the site to advise and speak to you about your requirements and can provide a written quotation.