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Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

Removing All Traces

When removing a tree or large shrub to ground level, a small proportion of the trunk or stem remains in the ground. This is known as the 'Stump'. A stump can remain in the ground without causing any harm, however if you wish to replant then it is necessary to remove it. There are many reasons why a stump should be removed: when a new building is to be constructed, when a new fence is to be erected or when it is not appealing to leave an old stump in the lawn.

The most efficient way of removing a stump is by using a Stump Grinder. The Stump Grinder has a large cutter wheel with a number of teeth which rotates at high speed; this is placed onto the stump and lowered progressively until the stump is ground out.

This machine is capable of grinding various sizes of stump and can grind to a depth of 300mm below ground level. This may leave some of the root system intact, however without the tree in place these will eventually rot away. There will be a pile of chippings and soil left behind in the hole to rot away. If a stump was diseased and threatens the health of other plants then we would advise chippings and soil be removed and replaced.



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Alba Tree Services arborists provide a prompt and reliable service at all times. We operate a comprehensive 24 hour emergency service year round and pride ourselves on our extensive professional industry knowledge coupled with a realistic practical approach to all our work.

Real Client Testimonials

  • We Employed Mik After Some Recent Storm Damage On Our Property. He arrived promptly and quickly assessed the situation. Everything was cleared up and taken away without any hassle. We were really happy with the professional service and will definitely use Alba Tree Services again.

    Denise - Redwood
  • Mik, Just A Quick Email to let you know that both Di & I really appreciate the great job you did on our trees, it is very refreshing to meet someone who really does measure up!

    Frank - Christchurch
  • Two weeks ago I had Alba Tree Services prune our oak tree back from our house to allow more light in. I would highly recommend Alba Tree Services for their expert knowledge & prompt service. I found Michael a real pleasure to deal with, he was very thorough in explaining the job process with me, assuring me that pruning was the correct decision for my tree.

    Claire Parsons - Christchurch
  • Absolutely thrilled with the professional way in which our very large oak tree was felled. Mik was amazing. Cheapest quote of 6 quotes obtained. Being given the option of having some of our timber milled was a great option, not provided by any other arborists contacted. We would highly recommend Alba Tree Services. Prompt service and no damage. Result is spectacular.

    Sue & Dave Vincent - Hornby
  • Our beloved 130 y/o protected Oak tree at Kate Sheppard House split out and came crashing down. After phoning around - Mik at Alb Tree Services was first to respond and on-site within 15 mins
    the next day Mik and his team efficiently took down the remainder of the tree without causing any further damage to the surrounding trees/plants.
    I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending Alba Tree Services to anyone who needs the very best advice backed up by effective practical ability

    Julia Burbery