Stump grinding is a physical method used to remove tree stumps. It is done using a machine surprisingly called a stump grinder.

This machine is fitted with a large steel wheel on the front onto which is attached a number of round or square tungsten carbide teeth, when the wheel spins these teeth cut away at the stump, this cutting head is then moved longitudinally across the stump and then work your way down until you have ground all the wood. The grinder is then moved forward, and the process is then repeated until the stump is totally gone. This leaves you with a mix of fine woodchips and soil which is an excellent compost to put back in the hole so you can plant something else. 

We recommend that stumps are removed for the following reasons: 

  • Improve the aesthetical look of the garden 
  • Alleviate any future pest or disease problems 
  • Give more planting space in borders or lawns.