Tree Stump Removal – Stump Grinding

What is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing nuisance or unwanted tree stumps, using a specialist stump grinding machine. There can be a number of reasons you might choose tree stump removal: to gain more space in your garden, to eliminate the hazard of the old stump or to remove a stump which is diseased and an eyesore. For stumps that are situated close to buildings, walls or fences, stump grinding is recommended and is the best method to remove large stumps from small spaces without causing damage to the surrounding area. By fully removing the tree stump there is no chance of future re-growth from the tree, giving you space to replace the tree or turf over the area.

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How Stump Grinding Works

At Doctor Tree we use specialist stump grinding equipment to remove unwanted tree stumps. Tree stumps sometimes present a trip hazard or obstruction or can simply be an eyesore. Our team of professional tree surgeons will be able to remove the stump safely and quickly, clearing up any unwanted debris.


To remove a tree stump our specialist stump grinding machine is used. This uses a large cutting disc to grind out the stump, breaking it down into small pieces.

Even large tree stumps can be completely removed, leaving you with a clear area.

Our stump grinding machine can also access narrow entrance ways, so even with limited space stump removal is still possible.

Why Choose Doctor Tree

We are a local tree surgeon in Cambridgeshire who specialise in safe tree stump removal. Our expert tree surgeons possess all the skills and the latest equipment to conduct the work in a safe and controlled manner. After the task is complete, we fill the hole with spoil (a combination of soil and woodchip). We can then either remove the excess, or the spoil can be left onsite. The wood chippings are perfect for use in vegetable plots and for garden composting. We remove and dispose of any debris, ensuring that the site is always left clean and tidy when we are finished.

Our friendly team are always happy to work around any requirements you may have, just get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Effective is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding is highly effective at removing unwanted tree stumps. When carried out by a professional the process is usually quick and efficient and creates a clear space, free for you to turf over or plant new trees in.

Does Stump Grinding Remove the Roots?
After the stump grinding is complete, the remainder of the stump and the roots gradually rot away underground without disrupting the surrounding area, leaving you free to continue with your garden renovations.

How Long Does Stump Grinding Take?
The length of time it takes to grind the tree stump depends on the overall size of the stump. For smaller stumps it can take as little as half an hour, but on average we would allow a few hours to complete the process.

When to Grind a Tree Stump?
There can be a number of reasons for stump removal, but it is generally performed if a stump has become a nuisance or hazard. Stump grinding can take place at any time throughout the year, but we would recommend late autumn or early winter as the best times.

What’s the Difference Between Stump Grinding and Stump Removal?
Unlike complete stump removal, stump grinding leaves behind the roots of the stump underground. However, the roots should not cause any issues and will rot away over time. Stump grinding is considered more efficient than stump removal, so is usually the preferred option. Our expert tree surgeons will be able to advise you on the right course of action to take.

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Interested in Stump Grinding?

Contact us today with any tree care services you require to get a quote. We can assess the tree stump and make suggestions on the best course of action.

Request an appointment today and find out how we can help you.