Once a tree has been taken down it is up to you to decide if you want to keep the stump or have it removed. There is no reason why stumps cannot be left, and when we are felling for you we will take trees down as low as possible to ground level, but if left stumps can be a hazard to you or your lawnmower. They can also be in the way of your planting in borders or beds or maybe preventing new garden development work you wish to undertake. They can also rot and become unsightly.
Although you could use chemicals to kill off a stump, we feel that the most efficient, safe and effective way to remove a stump is for us to grind out the root plate for you using a mechanical stump grinder. We can clear any size of a tree stump and access all areas as we have a variety of machines at our disposal. Narrow entrance ways, awkward angles or stumps which needs grinding right up against a wall or house are no problem for these highly specialised machines.
The grinder will get right into the root plate and take the stump down below ground level, preventing any regrowth or fungal rot. The hole can then be filled, leaving the area ready for the next stage of garden development, whether you are replanting, fencing or undertaking building works or just want a neat and level lawn.
Once we have ground out the stump for you, we will usually backfill the hole with the chippings, which are mixed in with some soil. Alternatively, if you are replanting, this mulch can be used elsewhere in your garden as a weed inhibitor and you can fill the hole with topsoil.
Stump removal for a commercial or residential site
Although stump grinders can be hired, they are potentially hazardous so should only be operated by trained and insured professionals. Chapel Tree Services can offer stump removal for commercial or residential sites and offer this service as an add on to felling your trees or as a stand-alone service.
Contact us here at Chapel Tree Services for all your stump grinding needs. Call us on 01989 565647