Southern Highlands Tree Services

Professional Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is a process used to remove tree stumps without having to dig them out of the ground.

Overview of how stump grinding works

An arborist or tree worker uses a stump grinder, which is a heavy piece of machinery that looks a bit like a large lawnmower or a small backhoe. The grinder has a rotating cutting disk on the front, which chews away at the wood of the stump.
The operator moves the machine back and forth over the stump, grinding it down to below ground level. The grinder turns the solid wood of the stump and roots into small chips or mulch. This not only removes the stump but also leaves useful material that can be spread around the garden or composted.

Here are three interesting facts about stump grinding

Depth of

Stump grinders can typically grind the stump down to 20-30 centimeters below the ground level. This allows the area to be repurposed for other landscaping endeavors or to be re-seeded with grass.

Eco-Friendly Practice

Stump grinding is an environmentally friendly way to deal with tree stumps. It does not involve the use of chemicals, and the resulting wood chips can be used as mulch for other plants or composted, returning nutrients back into the soil.

Prevents Pest Problems

Leaving stumps in the ground can attract pests like termites, beetles, and other wood-boring insects. Stump grinding removes this potential home for pests, helping to protect the rest of your landscape.

Stump Grinding in the Southern Highlands & surrounding areas.

Fitzroy Falls
Sutton Forest
Moss Vale
High Range

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