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Stump Grinding

Stumps can be hazards in locations where children are likely to climb on them or people able to trip over them

stump grinding

Stump Grinding

Tree stumps are a haven for all kinds of wildlife, from fungi to beetles, bats and birds. Sometimes however, due to location or site aesthetics, retaining a tree stump is undesirable. Stumps can be hazards in locations where children are likely to climb on them or people able to trip over them. Furthermore, retainment is impossible when the stump is conflicting with proposed development or where the area is to be replanted with a new tree.

In these situations, we can grind the stump out using one of our powerful stump grinding machines.

Advantages of stump grinding

  • Accurate control to minimise damage to the surrounding area

With a stump grinder our tree surgeons have accurate control over where the grinder works to minimise the disruption to the surrounding area. This is especially important when dealing with tree stumps near walls, paths or other obstructions.

  • Fast way to get rid of tree stumps

We have a Predator RX50 stump grinder that can grind a 45cm diameter stump in about 15 minutes. The speed of the grinding depends on the type of wood involved as softer woods like Willow can be ground faster than harder woods like Oak.

  • Difficult to reach tree stumps

Stumps can be in difficult to reach places. We have a Rayco RG13-11 stump grinder, which is similar in size to a domestic lawnmower, that can be easily moved to reach stumps in difficult to reach places such as in raised flower beds.

  • Immediately use ground after stump grinding

We normally grind down stumps to around 15 centimetres below the surface as this is sufficient for turfing over. We can grind down to a depth of 30 centimetres below the surface if required. This is usually sufficient to remove the bulk of the primary root system, which is necessary for replanting.

Usually after stump grinding only small roots are left which are unlikely to regrow. In cases with tree species that are known to easily produce shoots from severed roots, we can poison the stump prior to grinding. This ensures all roots will have died off before we grind the stump away.


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Back in 1985, a young and very entrepreneurial Tim Glover, set off on his adventure to provide grass cutting services to the local community here in West Norfolk. He sold his personal vehicle to purchase a brand-new VW Caddy, and bought his first ride on lawn mower, his brother fabricated and made his first trailer.

Fast forward to today, we are trusted by some of the biggest and well-known businesses in the country to offer a broad range of green contracting services, however, we still look after the needs of our smaller and domestic customers too, maintaining the long-term relationship that first developed all those years ago.

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