What is stump grinding and stump removal?

Stump Grinding & removal tree services are paramount to quality tree care because much of a tree or large bush/hedge is actually contained in the root system under the soil, and when you fell a tree often a large stump is left in the soil as the picture shows.

There are two options available for you: stump grinding or stump removal. Here we advise on the best technique.

Stump grinding

Stump grinding can be a more economical process and involves the use of specialist equipment to chip away the stump to below ground level allowing only a small hole to be covered. The process does not touch the root ball of the tree which, overtime will decay naturally.

Stump removal

Stump removal can be a difficult process depending on the size and location of the original tree. It is the process of removing the stump and the root ball of the tree which, if left, can leave a large hole in the ground where once the tree stood. This can be filled and is easier to landscape the area once the process is completed.

Which is best?

With our tree services covering East Devon from our Exmouth base, we are often asked this question, and the honest answer is it depends on your needs. But on the whole, stump grinding is a more popular option. With just a small bit of information, however, we will be able to offer you advice on the best option and provide a quote for you, so please get in touch for a chat.

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