StumpRemoval Hertfordshire

Stump Removal


What is stump removal?

After a tree has been removed, the stump will still remain in the ground. In some cases, people opt to keep the stump, as it can be retained as a habitat or a sculpted feature. However, many would like to remove the stump to make way for other site developments, or new flora and fauna. We work with our clients to create an agreed plan of action based upon their wishes for the site. This factors in the expected future uses of the site and also the relevant advantages and disadvantages of stump retention

There are many reasons why a stump should be removed, it might be a trip hazard, you may wish to plant new trees in the area, or build on the area. There are a variety of methods used for removing a tree stump


Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is used when the stump needs to be ground down to below the ground surface. This is done with a stump grinder, a specialist piece of machinery. The machine grinds down the main bole of the stump, producing grindings in the process. We leave the grindings in situ to rot down. Initially the grindings will sit proud of the hole, but as the organic matter decomposes, these will sink and typically leave a level surface. We do also offer an additional service of grinding removal


Stump Treatment

Stump treatment is the process of applying a glyphosate based weedkiller to kill a stump. This stops any future growth.This is generally completed instead of physically removing the stump, as the stump will decompose over time. Some species will not need this treatment as they will not regrow from a stump anyway


Digging Out Stumps

Smaller stumps can sometimes be dug out too. This is a manual process which results in some of the roots being removed as well as the stump. This is only possible on stumps of particular sizes and is generally used where there is no access for a stump grinder



It’s important when considering what action to take, to consider the safety of the site. If the stump is permitted to remain, will it present a hazard?


Our Process

Our tree surgery teams are experienced in all of these methods, and will happily take you through your options on their initial site visit. If you’d like to know more about these methods and how we can help use, please call us today or contact us through this website.

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