Hedge Trimming and Tree Removal in Taunton
Stump Grinding Explained by our Qualified Tree Surgeons

Stump grinding is a major part of our tree surgery at Kingfisher Tree Services Ltd, and a procedure our tree surgeons regularly carry out at domestic, commercial, and industrial properties in Taunton. Following tree removal – whether by directional felling or sectional dismantling – clients can decide if they want the tree stump to remain in place or completely remove it. 

Images of our stump grinding methods are available on our website gallery, along with examples of our tree removal, tree cutting, and hedge trimming. We also carry out extensive tree surveys throughout the areas we cover.

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What is Stump Grinding?

This method of tree stump removal is very effective and is also considered a more environmentally friendly way of discarding unwanted trunks. Our tree surgeons use a stump grinder – a machine resembling a large lawnmower – to cut the timber into manageable pieces for easy removal.

How Does it Differ from Stump Removal?

Stump removal is a more labour-intensive method that removes the entire stump, roots and all. Due to the additional workload, it’s a more expensive procedure and time-consuming conclusion to any removal service in Taunton. Stump removal will also leave a hole behind. 

Experts in all forms of tree removal, tree cutting, and hedge trimming, our team always carries out reports and tree surveys if they are to be removed from public land. As a result, we’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether or not complete removal will be better than grinding.

Can’t I Just Leave the Trunk There?

Yes, you can. However, there is a chance it might become a tripping hazard if you allow surrounding plants and shrubs to grow over it. Our tree surgeons at Kingfisher Tree Services don’t advise leaving trunks behind due to safety concerns. 

Further reasons for not leaving the trunk in place include the following:

  • Continual Spread of Existing Roots 

  • Diseased Stumps Will Affect Surrounding Trees

  • Possible Pest Infestation

  • Potential Damage to Lawn Equipment if Unseen

What Happens to the Wood After Grinding?

Our tree surgeons can cut the timber down further into woodchips which you can use for decorative purposes around your Taunton property. Bark and branches can also be added to the mix and scattered throughout flower beds and borders for a natural, autumnal appearance.

Can I Reseed the Area?

Yes, that’s not a problem. Kingfisher Tree Services will clear the area thoroughly when finished, so the ground needs to settle after the tree removal and stump grinding. Wait several days, then replace the topsoil, sow your seeds, and watch nature take its course.

Can Anyone Hire a Stump Grinder and Carry Out Tree Surgery?

The public can hire stump grinders and other heavy-duty garden machinery, but we advise against it. Tree surgery should be left to the professionals due to health and safety. We are more experienced and skilled in tree cutting and hedge trimming and in completing comprehensive tree surveys.

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