Trees don’t give up easily. After they have been felled the tree stump left behind can regrow, and even if they don’t sprout new growth they remain there, taking up space and preventing any replanting, landscaping or development in and around the space they occupy.
Tree stumps are also a trip hazard, and can harbour pests and diseases like honey fungus which can spread to other plants in the vicinity.
If you have a tree stump that is proving a nuisance in your garden or on your commercial property in or around Salisbury, Wiltshire or Andover, Hampshire our team of experienced and well-equipped tree stump removers can eradicate the problem quickly and tidily.
Digging out a troublesome tree stump, even using mechanical means, is an arduous, impractical and messy task. It’s also not always totally successful in eradicating all of the stump and surface roots.
Chemical stump killers can be used, but these usually contain toxic substances, and are best applied to freshly cut live wood, so don’t work as well on old stumps. Also, it can take many weeks for the stump to rot down, with top up applications necessary, and ultimately the rotted remains still have to be physically removed.
We can solve the problem of a nuisance tree stump quickly by simply grinding it away with our specialised compact, portable machine, that is easy to transport to any property.
Our stump grinder, operated by trained professionals, has a powerful blade which rotates at speed to grind the wood in the tree stump into small pieces, like chunky sawdust.
We grind the stump down to about 10 inches below the level of the soil, and leave the ground-up waste wood in place so it can be covered with topsoil and act as mulch, which slowly decays. Alternatively, the wood can be removed and replaced with soil. In either case the site of the stump can be levelled and planted or built over.
Depending on the size of the stump to be removed in Salisbury or Andover, it takes only a couple of hours work to remove all trace of it. If you’re hiring us to fell a tree on your property, it is best to contract with us for stump removal at the same time.