Professional Stump Grinding Services

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Local Stump Grinding & Removal Service

Waterman Tree Co. are stump grinding and tree stump removal experts in Hertfordshire & Devon. Tree stumps are the ugly remains of tree trunks left in your garden after a tree is removed, they can change the look of your landscape and can be a safety hazard, and limit the area available for planting. We provide a solution to your unsightly tree stumps with our stump grinding service.

Stump grinding is the removal of the tree stump that is left behind from a felled tree to an agreed depth using a stump grinding machine. For removing tree stumps our tree surgery team uses the FSI B20 stump grinder which is compact and balanced and can grind down all types of tree stumps. After a tree is removed, the last thing to do to ensure it doesn’t grow back is to remove the stump left in the ground. We can remove any number of stumps in one visit, and we can do this after we have felled a tree or as a stand-alone service for trees that have already been removed. Stump grinding is the process of grinding out a tree stump to a depth of approx 6-12 inches under the ground’s surface using a specialist stump grinding machine, Tree stumps close to properties often cause damage and can be difficult to remove without making the problem worse.

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Hertfordshire Stump Grinding Service

We’re based in Hitchin and have worked extensively throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond. Our knowledge of tree health, structure, and the Hertfordshire landscape help us deliver a top-tier service throughout the region.

Based in Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, or Hertford? Looking for stump grinding or removals? Give us a call at our Hertfordshire office on 01462 262420.

HERTFORDSHIRE

01462 262420

Devon Stump Grinding Service

We are new to the Devon area but don’t let that fool you into thinking we aren’t experienced! We’re based in Newton Abbot and already working with plenty of residents and businesses around Devon, learning about the unique and diverse tree landscape.

Based in Plymouth, Exeter, or Torquay? Looking for stump grinding or removals? Give us a call at our Devon office on 01626 299420.

DEVON

01626 299420

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Why Stump Grinding matters?

Tree stumps, the remnants of felled trees, can mar the beauty of your garden, pose safety risks, and hinder new plantings. Our specialised stump grinding service is designed to address these concerns, offering a clean slate for your landscape. By grinding stumps down to a preferred depth, we not only enhance aesthetic appeal but also prevent potential regrowth and safety hazards.

Apart from clearing your landscape, stump grinding offers several benefits:

  • Prevents stump sprouting and tree disease spread
  • Ensures smooth lawn regrowth
  • Minimises disruption and damage to your property

 

How does professional Stump Grinding work?

Removing a tree is only part of the solution; the stump left behind requires professional attention. Stump grinding involves a powerful machine that tears through wood, transforming stumps into wood chips. This method allows for the stump to be removed well below the ground level, ensuring a thorough clearance without disturbing the surrounding area. It’s a task best left to professionals due to the machinery’s complexity and potential safety risks.

Our team is equipped with the FSI B20 stump grinder, ensuring efficient and comprehensive removal of all stump types. Whether you’re looking to clear space post-tree removal or tackle existing stumps, our stand-alone service caters to all needs, without causing further damage to your property.

Who should operate a Stump Grinding machine?

While stump grinders can be hired, it is highly recommended that you enlist the help of experienced and professional tree surgeons such as Waterman Tree Co. Given the potential dangers of operating stump grinders, our advice leans strongly towards professional intervention. With over twenty years of experience, Waterman Tree Co guarantees a safe, effective, and minimally disruptive stump grinding process, thanks to our trained experts and protective gear.

Stump grinders are dangerous machinery if not operated by trained professionals who are confident in using this machinery. As with most heavy, powerful equipment, the chance for injury is high. Homeowners should be sure of their skills before hiring a stump grinder.

In addition to working the machine itself, operators need protective equipment to protect them from noise and from flying debris. Debris can be sharp pieces of wood, but also anything else that might be hiding in the ground: old fence posts, bricks, glass, nails, etc. Our experience in providing stump grinding for both domestic and commercial clients for more than twenty years means we can ensure tree stump grinding is done in the safest and most responsible way.

  • We have the right tools to grind a stump to the roots so that your lawn grows back beautifully
  • Stop stump sprouting
  • Can stop disease spreading to other trees and plants

Our method of stump removal is assured to create minimal disruption with the most effective results. The cost of stump grinding depends on a few things, namely the size of the stump, also the species of tree – whether it is hardwood or softwood. But you can rest assured that we offer some of the most competitive rates for stump grinding that you will find.

If you are looking to get rid of an unsightly tree stump from your garden that is taking up precious space, in Hertfordshire or Devon, please feel free to contact Waterman Tree Co – even if you need some friendly advice – we’re here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions about Stump Grinding & Stump Removal

What specific safety protocols does Waterman Tree Co follow during stump grinding to protect both the property and the operators?

Industry standards for safety during stump grinding typically include wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), securing the area to prevent unauthorised access, and using machinery with safety features. Operators are usually trained in the safe handling of equipment and emergency procedures.

Are there any environmental benefits to choosing stump grinding over other stump removal methods?

Stump grinding is considered more environmentally friendly than some other methods because it leaves the soil intact, reduces the carbon footprint by eliminating the need for transport and disposal of the stump, and the resulting wood chips can be used as mulch, contributing to soil health.

How deep does the stump grinding process go, and can the depth be adjusted based on the client's needs or future landscaping plans?

The depth of stump grinding can generally be adjusted to meet the client’s needs, usually ranging from 6 to 12 inches below the surface. This allows for sufficient depth for replanting or landscaping over the area.

After the stump is ground, what options are available for the wood chips produced during the process?

The wood chips can be removed from the site, left for the homeowner’s use as mulch, or used in landscaping. The choice depends on the client’s preference and the agreement with the service provider.

How does the presence of rocks, concrete, or other obstructions near the stump affect the grinding process and pricing?

Obstructions like rocks and concrete can make the stump grinding process more challenging and may require additional labor or equipment, potentially affecting the cost. The specific impact would depend on the severity and complexity of the obstructions encountered.

Do you work in both Hertfordshire and Devon?

Yes! We’ve been based in Hertfordshire for over 10 years and have recently opened a new branch in Devon headed up by our founder Ben!

Specialised Stump Grinders & Stump Removal Experts at your Service!

We understand that each stump grinding project is unique, influenced by stump size and tree species. Our approach is customised to your specific requirements, always at competitive rates, ensuring value without compromising on quality.

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our stump grinding services reflect your requirements. Our range of other tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great too!

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of stumps worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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We’re highly recommended holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the web.

 

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Specialised Stump Grinders & Professional Tree Stump Removals

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

Jobs Completed

Years Of Experience

Areas Covered

Why choose Waterman Tree Co.?

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Health and safety is our top priority

Each job is planned as one would expect and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival of each site every day.

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Fully qualified staff

All of our staff are fully qualified and have many years’ experience. As an Arboriculture Approved Contractor, we are also CHAS & SAFE Accredited and our staff are CRB Checked and hold CSCS cards.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook

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Insurance for peace of mind

Waterman Tree Co. are fully insured and with up to £5 million worth of public liability insurance.

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Environmentally responsible

We recycle 100% of all our waste, which is then taken to power stations to generate carbon-neutral electricity.