stump grinding &
Although stumps can be left in the ground after tree felling, the decision to leave them in situ can, in some cases, be problematic. It’s not just their unsightly nature and potential obstruction of future landscaping projects; the likelihood of the stump forming new shoots and possibly spreading root diseases such as honey fungus needs to be taken into account.
Paying that little bit extra for stump removal at the same time the tree is felled often makes the most economic sense. Of course, stumps are often large and heavy and as such require the right equipment and techniques to be successfully removed. Down to Earth own four specialist stump grinders – two of which are tracked to allow for jobs where access is across rough terrain and our smaller grinder is perfect for hard to reach stumps where access is limited. Our arborists receive regular update training on the best stump removal techniques and how to minimise ground disturbance to leave a completely clear patch of ground where the tree once stood.
All sites are CAT (Cable Avoidance Tool) scanned for underground services prior to works commencing and adequate guarding is put in place around machinery to protect people and property. Clients can choose to have the grindings back filled into the ground as they make a very good mulch product.