Stump Grinder / Removal

In order to remove stumps from your property there are two common options: grinding the stump, or digging the stump out with a machine like an excavator. We carry out both methods.

Stump Grinding is the preferred method for stump removal in most situations as it limits the extent of site disturbance, impact, and cost.

We can efficiently grind your stumps whether you have one stump on a steep incline in the back yard or an entire site riddled with stumps.

Stump grinding is advantageous for home-owners because it removes hazards and beautifies the landscape. In the past, it wasn’t uncommon to see stumps in yards in our neighbourhood. Now because of the convenience and affordability of stump grinding, more people are choosing to have stumps removed. By removing stumps, you can change the whole look of your yard quickly! This service can be included in the quote for trees that are removed or can be an additional service for any unwanted stumps that you may already have.

Reasons for stump grinding are:

  • building
  • laying a fence or wall
  • replanting the area
  • or, simply, its unsightly

Our various Stump Grinders offer different grinding solutions from shallow grinding, below the ground so soil and grass can be put down, medium grinding below the ground for the like of new drive ways, garden edging, paving etc, and to total grinding out of the stump (Because of things like planting; of new trees or for new foundations for a structure).

Our Stump Grinders are of various widths which allows us access through most pool and garden gates, passage ways, (even doorways).

If the stump is infected we advise that the surrounding soil and chipping’s from grinding are to be removed and replaced with clean soil.

Alternatively, once the tree has been removed and you feel grinding is not an option then you can always add a root rotting agent to the stump which will help speed up the process of the stump rotting down over time. ( Please note however a dead stump in the ground can be very tempting for termites).

We can even, if requested replace the area with new soil, level and lay grass to completely remove any evidence the tree existed.

Potential Hazards

Stump Grinding and Owner’s Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the property owner/manager to ascertain the location of all underground services. Hence, we accept no liability for any damage caused to these services during the grinding process.

You may need to check the position of:

  • All underground service cables
  • Water lines
  • Gas lines
  • Drainage and sewer pipes
  • Watering systems

We will make every effort to take as much care as possible; however, it is our duty to inform you that this matter is ultimately your responsibility.

When finished, a mound of finely ground stump chips, approximately two to three times the size of the stump remains. This material is left on your site for your use or disposal. If you request it, we can remove these grindings for an additional fee.

Our largest grinder can leave some markings in the landscape from the line to the stump during travel across the terrain, especially in wet conditions; care will always be taken to make these as minor as possible. In situations, where turf damage is a significant concern, we can cover the path with plywood and mats, if requested, prior to the date on which the stump grinding is scheduled.

Owners Responsibilities

Due to the many potential hazards associated with stump grinding operations, mainly due to the fact we are working blindly under the surface sometimes with limited knowledge from the client, we therefore require the client to provide us with written confirmation of all the locations of buried utilities prior to commencement of this work. If the client has accepted us to carry out the grinding and a time and date has been approved to carry this out and we do not receive the confirmation of locations of all utilities then the client accepted all risks under the ground.

Remember, if it is underground then it is deemed hidden, we are not responsible for hidden obstructions.