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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.

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Stump grinding installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £210
Material cost £75
Waste removal £15

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

Woodland Tree & Landscaping

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Gayle S., LS10
29th July 2020

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Leeds

The trees in my front garden were cut very quickly and most of the dropped leaves wer...

FOUR SEASONS TREE SURGEONS

Based: in Merseyside, WA12

Four Seasons Tree Services prides itself on an excellent quality of work for residential and commerc...

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Helen H., L27
25th February 2021

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Liverpool

Very quick responce

KENSINGTON HOMES

Based: in Oakham, LE15

Kensington Homes

Roofing and repairs old and new.
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Kerence C., CB23
29th January 2021

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Cambridge

This company was very prompt and realistic pricing

ARBORTECH 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

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Nottingham

Came and quoted and carried out the schedule as agreed.

Great Gardens

Based: in Cherstey, KT16

Great Gardens is based in Cherstey and have 26 positive reviews

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Brenda M., KT3
5th August 2020

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in New Malden

The man I spoke to wanted to use a chemical to get rid of my stump and was not intere...

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

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Shefford

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

Tree & Garden Designs

Based: in Gloucestershire, GL7

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

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Stephen B., SN6
28th August 2020

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Swindon

Very professional and efficient job done despite pouring rain. Well done!

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

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Llanelli

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

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Rochester

They was very knowledgeable, polite and tidy. They got on with their job with no time...

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