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Stump grinding

Stump grinding is the process in which the stump of a tree is ground down into tiny pieces using specialist machinery. The stump can even be ground down to a fine sawdust, which you can use to fill the hole or as mulch for your garden.

If you’ve got a tree stump in your garden, it can get in the way of you planting beds or laying turf down. If it’s contaminated, it’s best to get rid of it as soon as possible before it spreads disease to surrounding plants and trees. Most tree surgeons will be able to offer stump grinding at the same time as they fell a tree for you, but others don’t do it – so you might have to find another contractor to carry the job out for you.

Stump depth

It’s worth considering how deep you would like the stump ground to before the tree surgeon gets started. Most will be able to advise you on the best course of action, but generally if you want to lay turf you can grind to 8-10 inches (20-25cm). However, if you’re replanting or landscaping, you should allow for a depth of around 1 ft (30cm).

What to do with the sawdust/chips

What you do with the sawdust or chips left from the stump depends on what you plan to do with your garden. You could simply use it to cover up the hole left by the ground stump, or add it to your garden as mulch. But if you’re going to replant the area, it’s best to remove most of the sawdust and fill the hole with topsoil.

If you think a large amount of sawdust got mixed in with the existing soil, it’s worth adding a nitrogenous fertiliser before you plant to prevent issues with nutrient lockup.

Average Stump grinding cost

The typical cost of Stump grinding is  around £280. However, costs vary based upon the location and the provider picked. The upper price range can be as high as £336.

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Prices based on actual Stump grinding costs, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Stump grinding installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £210
Material cost £15
Waste removal £55
Time frame: 1 day

Advantages for Stump grinding

  • If the stump is diseased, removing it prevents disease spreading to other trees and plants and damaging the soil
  • Allows the area to be clear for replanting with grass or flowers
  • Removes an unsightly stump from your garden
  • The debris from the stump is taken away leaving the area clear

Disadvantages for Stump grinding

  • Other methods of 'rotting' the stump take a long time
  • In some situations the stump may start to regrow

Stump grinding Manufacturers

Stump grinding FAQs

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MB Treecare

Based: in Worcestershire, WR9

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We al...

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Bill P., B63
17th July 2021

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Halesowen

very good telephone contact very good time keeping excellent time keeping and day the...

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I am a family runed business professional and efficient for 30 years !

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Helen H., L27
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KENSINGTON HOMES

Based: in Oakham, LE15

Kensington Homes

Roofing and repairs old and new.
Fasicas, soffits and guttering.
Driveways, p...

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Kerence C., CB23
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This company was very prompt and realistic pricing

Arbortek Tree surgery

Based: in Gerrards cross, SL9

We are a family run business we specialise in all expects of tree surgery and tree felling Dead Wood...

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Naeem S., HA1
22nd December 2020

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Harrow

Very good service

ROOF CARE UK

Based: in Grantham, NG31

ROOF CARE UK is based in Grantham and have 103 positive reviews

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Frank N., NG5
20th October 2020

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Came and quoted and carried out the schedule as agreed.

S G TREE AND LANDSCAPES

Based: in Sandy, SG19

No job to big or to small all types off trees and shrubs undertaken and also soft landscaping such ...

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Tobias W., SG17
13th September 2020

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Prompt, efficient and friendly. Came and did a good job for a fair price. Definitely ...

HEARTWOOD TREE CARE

Based: in Swansea, SA1

HEARTWOOD TREE CARE is based in Swansea and have 14 positive reviews

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Annie B., SA15
12th August 2020

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Excellent service! Al did a fantastic job... Reducing size of large tree, pollarding,...

CROWN TREE CARE

Based: in Dartford, DA13

CROWN TREE CARE is based in Dartford and have 54 positive reviews

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Louise N., ME3
27th July 2020

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Green Acre Home & Garden Improvements

140 review(s)
Based: in Bury, BL9 5BE

Green Acre Home improvements is a family run business with over ten years experience in all aspects of tree services. We are affordable, safe, professional and efficient. We are not finished until your job is completed to the highest standard - when ...

Woodland Tree & Landscaping

99 review(s)
Based: in Harrogate, HG5 8LS

I’m a family run Business I have been in business for the past 10 years I get a lot of work buy word of mouth. I also have a lot of regulars

KENSINGTON HOMES

46 review(s)
Based: in Oakham, LE15 7QJ

Kensington Homes Roofing and repairs old and new. Fasicas, soffits and guttering. Driveways, patios new and refurbishments. Walls and fencing. All aspects general building.

KMN Tree Surgeon & Landscapes

24 review(s)
Based: in Blackpool, FY4 5BX

Family run business pressure cleaning & tree services We specialise in : ▪️topping , pruning , shaping & felling all types of trees ▪️All types of hedges trimmed , shaped & lowered ▪️we also trim and remove shrubbery ▪️...

JM FENCING AND LANDSCAPING

73 review(s)
Based: in Farnham, GU10 1FD

Mitchell Landscaping have been established for 10 years, offering quality advice and services in landscaping, Gardening and Fencing. We pride ourselves in offering a prompt, efficient service and are always conscious of our customers needs. I alw...

FOUR SEASONS TREE SURGEONS

76 review(s)
Based: in Merseyside, WA12 9YE

Four Seasons Tree Services prides itself on an excellent quality of work for residential and commercial premises and no job is too small for us. Four Seasons Tree Services adopts a positive stance on environmental care also power washing stump grindi...

ALPHA drives and patios

1 review(s)
Based: in Bristol, BS7 9XE

Welcome to Alpha Drives & Patios. We are your local home improvements company, providing our services across the surrounding area. Whether it's just a few repairs, or a complete new drive or patio, you can trust us to make your house a home. Our aim ...

Arbortek Tree surgery Ltd

59 review(s)
Based: in Gerrards cross, SL9 0EA

We are a family run business we specialise in all expects of tree surgery and tree felling Dead Wooding crown reduction pruning stump grinding hedge trimming planting turfing and fencing

Alpine Tree Services Limited

2 review(s)
Based: in Egham, TW20 8BW

Alpine provides the finest tree care services in Surrey, London and surrounding boroughs. We are a family-run, certified business and we’re passionate about delivering the highest standard of service. We supply a broad range of efficient, safe and ...

J BALL & SON

13 review(s)
Based: in Aldershot, GU12 6LB

J ball and son is a family run business with over 15 years of experience, we offer quality fencing and landscaping work for affordable prices and customer satisfaction guaranteed. We specialise in the following All fencing work supplied and erect...

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