Frequently Asked Questions

Below are few of the most frequently asked questions we get asked about our Surrey stump grinding and stump removal services.

What is the cost of stump grinding?

The cost of stump grinding varies depending on the size and type of tree stump. The average cost for a small stump is between £100 and £200. For a medium-sized stump, the average cost is between £200 and £400. For a large stump, the average cost is between £400 and £600.

What is stump grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing tree stumps by mechanically grinding away the wood and roots until the stump is decreased to a fine wood chip consistency.

What are the advantages of stump grinding?

Stump grinding has a number of advantages over other removal methods. Stump grinding is more efficient than manual removal, which requires digging out the entire stump from the ground. With professional stump grinding, all you have to do is grind the stump down to soil level. Stump grinding is also much less disruptive to lawns, gardens, and other landscaping features than removing a stump would be. Additionally, with stump grinding you don’t have to worry about issues such as transporting a large stump or the damage that roots can do to underground utility lines and structures.

How long will it take to grind a stump?

For a single tree stump, the process from start to finish can take between 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size of the stump and its location.

How deep do you need to grind a stump?

Generally the stump is ground four to six inches below the ground level. If deeper grinding is required, it can be requested, however this may increase the price of the stump grind.

How does stump grinding work?

A stump grinder is a machine with a durable steel cutting wheel that is designed to fit over the stump and slowly grind the wood away. The wheel spins at an extremely high speed to rapidly cut through the wood, roots, and dirt to remove the stump.

Is stump grinding cheaper than removal?

Stump grinding generally takes less time than removing the stump completely and is less expensive. Stump grinding is also less destructive than removal because it does not leave a big hole in the ground or disturb the surrounding soil.

Does stump grinding get rid of roots?

Grinding is a non-invasive way to remove a stump and does not actively remove the underground roots. When the stump is ground away, the roots will die and decay , eventually becoming part of the soil.

Does stump grinding damage the surrounding soil?

No, stump grinding does not damage the surrounding soil as the equipment is designed to grind stumps down evenly without affecting the area around the stump.

Can you grind a stump yourself?

You can grind the stump yourself but you will need to hire special machinery and understand how to operate it. It also is a potentially dangerous process and if done incorrectly can damage the surrounding garden, that is why it is best to let pros do this type of work.

You can read more about DIY tree stump grinding on our blog post here: Can I grind my own tree stump?