Stump Grinding

Once a tree has been felled the stump remains in the ground. Most of the time this isn’t a problem as the stump will naturally rot and decay, returning to nature and providing a perfect habitat for woodland creatures and fungi in the process.

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Scott Davies Tree Surgeon
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Do You Have A Tree Stump We Can Help With?

There are certain situations where the removal of the stump is called for, for example:

  • The stump is on a site which is to be redeveloped
  • The tree has been removed for a purpose, i.e. to make way for a house extension
  • Leaving the tree stump in situ would pose a hazard to humans and/or animals


The most common and effective way to remove an unwanted tree stump, and the method which we use here at Scott Davies Tree Surgery, is to grind it away. We do this using a specialist stump grinder, which incorporates a large spinning disc and cutting teeth. We grind the stump down to around 25cm below the surface, leaving plenty of depth to lay concrete or turf over.

The machines we use to grind stumps is fairly compact so we can get it into tight spaces and can position it close to walls, fences, and other obstacles in order to remove as much of the stump as possible. Removing the roots of a tree is often very disruptive as they cover a large area underground, but this is usually unnecessary because the removal of the stump causes the root system to die away.

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What to consider before stump grinding

Before opting for stump grinding services, there are a few factors to consider.

  1. Assess the location and accessibility of the stump to ensure the equipment can reach it. Consider any potential underground utilities that may hinder the process.
  2. Take note of any nearby structures, such as walls or fences, to determine the level of precision required during grinding.
  3. To ensure a safe and effective removal of the stump consult with Scott Davies professionals experienced in stump grinding service.
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Why Choose Scott Davies?

All of our operatives are fully trained and hold the relevant NPTC Certificates, so you can be assured that the job will be done to the highest standard. We use state-of-the-art detection equipment to check for pipes and cables, ensuring the stump is removed as safely as possible.

Prices for stump removal vary depending on the size and location of the stump, but we’re always happy to come out and conduct a free survey, providing you with a free, no obligation quote, as well as any advice you might need, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Scott Davies Tree Surgery offers professional stump grinding services for all types of tree stumps. Our highly trained team of arborists have the experience and expertise to safely and efficiently remove any size of tree stump. Our state-of-the-art equipment is capable of grinding down stumps of any size and shape, from small residential stumps to large commercial stumps. We have a variety of different sized machines to suit any job, from large excavator-mounted stump grinders for big jobs, to smaller machines for tight access or narrow areas.

We also offer a range of services to ensure your yard remains healthy and safe, such as tree pruning, removal and transplanting, and tree disease control. Contact us today to find out more about our stump grinding services.

What our customers are saying

See what our clients say about our business. Find out what they love about what we do. 

jacqualine scottjacqualine scott
19:22 28 Oct 22
Scott and his team arrived on time to trim and prune 2 trees and also to cut down ivy which had grown at a rapid rate on my house. The service was excellent and my garden and path was swept by the team. I would recommend I would highly recommend Scott and his team to anyone looking for a reputable Company. I have passed his details to my son. Well done Scott and many thanks. Your work was much appreciated
June PadleyJune Padley
20:47 03 Oct 22
I contacted Scott not realising that he was on holiday. He promised to get back to me when he got back. True to his word he came to assess the job gave me a price and left that with me. I accepted his offer I am so glad that I did. Scott turned up on time and pruned my hedges. He and his team were very professional and polite. I am very pleased with the end result and I would recommend him without hesitation. It is very refreshing in this day and age to get professional firms to commit. Scott ticks all the boxes for me.
Dan PearsonDan Pearson
12:00 22 Aug 22
100% recommend to anyone looking for tree surgeons. Scott turned up the same day as I called him, gave a very fair quote and fit us in to his already full schedule 4 days later. The 2 guys on the day were very friendly, professional and did a brilliant job, leaving the garden spotless and the trees completely cleared up. Couldn’t fault them in anyway and would use again without hesitation. Thanks guys 👍🏻
Amanda FairhurstAmanda Fairhurst
21:22 02 Jun 22
Scott and his team are very knowledgeable about all aspects of tree removal and pruning. They will inform you if what you want doing could potentially cause the tree to start leaning and suggest what would be best to do to stop this from happening. His team are all very polite, friendly and professional and are a credit to Scott. We are very pleased with the work they have done for us and would highly recommend them
Alexis GrioliAlexis Grioli
14:55 23 May 22
Start to finish Scott was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Really professional and knowledgeable. He came out to quote quickly, called when he said he would and turned up when he said he would. To make things even better, Scott and the team did an excellent job. Would definitely recommend. Best service I've received in a long time.
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Stump Grinding FAQ’s

Stump grinding is a process that involves using specialised equipment to mechanically grind the stump into small wood chips. Unlike other removal methods, such as manual extraction or chemical treatments, stump grinding is efficient, environmentally friendly, and leaves the area ready for replanting or construction.

The duration of stump grinding depends on various factors, including the size and type of the stump, accessibility, and the equipment used. Generally, smaller stumps can be ground away in a matter of minutes, while larger or more complex stumps may take several hours. Our experienced professionals can provide a more accurate time estimate after assessing your specific situation.

Proper stump grinding performed by skilled technicians should not cause any significant damage to the surrounding landscape or property. Our equipment is designed to minimise any impact on the surrounding area. However, it’s essential to communicate any specific concerns or delicate features near the stump to our team, so appropriate precautions can be taken during the grinding process.

After grinding the stump, the leftover wood chips can be repurposed in various ways. They can be used as mulch for garden beds, pathways, or flower beds to enhance soil moisture retention and weed control. Alternatively, you may choose to have the wood chips removed from the site entirely. Our stump grinding service provides options for handling the wood chips based on your preferences.

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For more information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact us today to speak to one of our professional consultants and find out how we can help.