Stump Removal & Grinding

Stumps left behind after the tree has gone can be unsightly and annoying, and can become a trip hazard depending on its location. It is also difficult to plant a new garden with a big stump removal in the way.

Treescape offers tree stump removal and stump grinding services throughout New Zealand and Australia, to help property owners clear their land. Our team of arborists use several pieces of specialist equipment to grind stumps, both large and small, regardless of their location. Our stump grinders range from large excavator mounted machines, for those large development sites, to handheld grinders for small or hard-to-access stumps.

Our tree stump removal services, utilise specialist machines to remove the stump and the surface roots close to the stump, and it doesn’t matter if the tree is alive or dead, wet or dry. We can also reinstate your garden to the same quality as the surrounding landscape (and probably in a quarter of the time), allowing you to get on with your replanting and revegetation projects.

Our stump removal and grinding services are available for residential, commercial, council and government properties. Through our numerous depots, our team of tree specialists will address your problems, no matter where you are. Just give us a call, tell us what you need, and our crew will get the job done efficiently. With our expertise in arboriculture and stump grinding, you can rest easy, knowing we’ll deliver a safe and quality service on your property.

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Tree Stump Removal FAQ

Have you got a question about stump removal and stump grinding? Browse our FAQs below and click on the question to see the answer.

If your question is not answered here, contact us with your query, and we will respond promptly.

What is stump removal?

After a tree is removed from your garden, you will be left with a tree stump that can be quite an eye sore. Stump removal is the process of removing a stump from your garden entirely, including the roots of the tree.

What is stump grinding?

Stump grinding is done for the same reasons as stump removal. Only it is a much simpler process involving a complex machine called stump grinder. This machine shaves the stump till it is gone.

What is the difference between stump removal and stump grinding?

Stump removal includes removing a stump with its roots. This can be quite complex and requires specialist equipment, such as a Bobcat. Since all the roots (even the deeper ones) are being taken out, stump removal can even damage your garden.
Stump grinding on the other hand requires lighter equipment – a stump grinder. It does not involve complete root removal. Instead, the grinder is used to shave the stump to the ground. It’s quicker and doesn’t damage your garden.
Due to the difference in process, stump grinding is cheaper than stump removal. Whilst the former is more suitable for residential areas, stump removal is better suited for construction sites.

Does stump grinding remove the entire stump?

While it uses lighter equipment, stump grinding yields the same results as stump removal on the periphery. The stump is levelled to the ground. Most grinders go a bit deeper than ground level so some of the roots are also removed in the process. However, most of the root system remains in the ground as part of this process.

Why do I need stump removal?

Stumps can be unattractive in your garden, coming in the way of your beautiful landscaping. This is one of the primary reasons why people remove stumps.
Stumps can host pests and other unwanted guests. When these multiple, you will have an infestation on your hand that can be difficult to remove.
Another reason to remove stumps is because they can be a tripping hazard.

Will a stump decompose naturally if left alone?

Yes, the stump can rot away but this is likely to take years. Decomposition of a stump is dependent on a number of things, including its size, species, moisture levels, insect activity and structure of the stump.

Can I plant in the same place where a stump once was?

If the stump has been dug out and all of its root system has been removed, you can definitely replant. On the other hand, if the stump has been ground out, there may still be part of the root system underground. The decomposing stump remains can change the soil’s acidity, making it unwise to plant in that same spot. Our expert arborists can guide you when they remove the stump.

Why should I hire an expert to do this job?

Stump removal and stump grinding is more difficult than it looks. It is best left in the hands of experts who have the experience, knowledge and specialist tools to undertake this job safely and quickly. Most likely, getting a professional to remove the stump will also be more cost effective, as you will need to hire or buy specialist equipment, as well as seek help from another person when doing this job. There is also a cost to dispose of the debris. An arborist will take care of all this.
Finally, arborists are insured. Should you damage your or someone else’s property in the process of removing a stump, you may not have an insurance to cover you.

Do you remove the debris left after stump grinding?

Yes, removal of debris is offered as an optional service. We can also bring in topsoil, seed and straw – you just add water, and it will be lawn in no time.

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