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Arborist and tree surgeon


Little Berkhamsted, UK

London Stump Grinding

Published June 23, 2022, 2:27 a.m.

Stump grinding and stump removal

The size of the stump in question determines the approach we take to remove the stump. For small stumps, we will 'grub' them out with hand tools and sometimes mechanical winches. Stumps that cannot be removed by hand, will need to be ground out with a machine called a stump grinder. Depending on the depth required can affect the cost and time taken.
Other factors that will affect the quote and the approach we take would include the ability to get access to your garden. For example, a lot of London-based houses do not have rear access to their garden, thus rendering any of our large grinders useless, we, therefore, require the use of our smaller equipment to get through the house safely. The downside to this is the extra time the use of a smaller machine needs to ïeatÍ through the stump.

Poisoning (alternative option)

For a fee of £30 (small/medium size stump), we can poison a stump so it deteriorates over time and ensures it does not continue to grow. The way in which we do this helps prevent the poisoning of children and animals. We cut a flat slice off of the stump and then drill multiple holes which we hammer in capsules containing the specialist poison. We then take the offcut and screw it down onto the stump to stop the poison from being exposed to pets or minors.

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