Stump grinding – what are the benefits?

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Are you tired of unsightly tree stumps cluttering up your garden? Do you worry about the safety hazards that these hidden obstacles could pose? If so, then stump grinding may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the many benefits of stump grinding in more detail, and show you why it’s a smart choice for any homeowner looking to improve the look and safety of their property. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and let’s dive into the world of stump grinding!

But first….what is stump grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing a tree stump by using a stump grinder. The tree stump is grinded into small pieces and the grinding is usually done to a depth of 6-12 inches below the ground level, which ensures that the stump is completely removed.

Stump grinding is a highly efficient and effective way to remove tree stumps from your property. It is much quicker than other removal methods, such as digging or pulling the stump out by the roots.

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A stump we removed for a customer in East Anglia

The benefits of stump grinding

Visually

Before even touching on the technical benefits, aesthetically your garden’s look will improve with professional stump grinding.

When a tree stump is left in your garden, it can detract from the overall appearance of your property. It can make your landscape look unkept – stump grinding can quickly and easily remove these eyesores resulting in a cleaner appearance!

Remove your unwanted stump can also free up valuable space in your garden. With the stump gone, you have more room to plant flowers, shrubs, or even create a new garden bed. This extra space can help enhance the beauty of your landscape.

Safety

Stump grinding can provide a significant safety benefit by removing potential hazards from your garden. Tree stumps can pose several safety risks, especially when they are hidden by grass or other vegetation.

Stumps can be a significant tripping hazard, especially for children or anyone who is running or walking on your property. When stumps are left in place, they can be hard to see and cause accidents that could result in injuries.

Not only a potential problem for people but for vehicles too, stumps that are located near driveways or parking areas can damage vehicles if they’ve driven over them.

Practical

Removing your stump can provide practical benefits for your garden too. Uneven surfaces can make it difficult to mow your lawn or perform other garden activities.

We’ve removed stumps for customers that have allowed them benefits such as extra parking space or room to fit garden furniture or objects.

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What if my tree stump has a tree preservation order? (TPO)

If you’re tree stump has a preservation order attached to it (TPO), you will need to obtain planning permission to get this removed.

Sometimes, there will be conditions to the planning application which include ensuring a new tree, like for like will replace it.

It is recommended to check with your local council if you’re unsure as to whether your tree stump is protected, as failure to obtain the necessary permission before removing a tree with a TPO can result in significant fines and legal action.

For more information on TPO’s – visit here for the law and good practice guide

If there is no TPO but you want to replant a tree in the same place, this is possible as long as the old stump and root system has been fully removed.

Need a quote for stump grinding?

We’ve helped both domestic and commercial customers over the last 15+ years with their stump grinding needs. If you’re a customer in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire you can request a free quote from us by using the contact form on our page.

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