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Professional Stump Grinding & Removal in Christchurch

When you hire arborists, you have the assurance that your trees and hedges will grow beautifully and add value to your property.

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A professional arborist will have removed your tree safely and efficiently. Now all that remains is what to do with the stump. Removal of a stump is usually done one of two ways, grinding the stump or complete removal. Let’s have a look at the two methods and compare them.

Reasons why you might want to remove a tree stump or leave it

Most professional arborists will know that just leaving it seems fine in some cases, but experience has shown that often they are called back later to come and remove it. This works out more expensive than dealing with it while the truck and workers are on site. In time, clients get tired of having to mow around an old stump, or people tripping up when they forget they are there. Should you later decide to replace the original tree that also presents a problem as the stump gets in the way?

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Stump Removal

Stump removal is no easy task. If you can imagine, the stump is dug well into the ground and has a network of roots shooting out in all directions. Removing all of this is not going to be a five-minute job. It will involve a lot of digging to remove the stump and the network of roots. It is going to disrupt the whole garden and leave you with a large hole where the stump used to be.

This task takes a lot of work and some powerful tools to get the job done. After a large stump and a lot of large roots have been removed, there could be some disruption to your garden, and it may need some landscaping work to restore it to what it once was.

Grinding the Stump

Stump grinding is not such an intensive process. Your professional arborist will have a machine that will shred the stump and convert it into wood chips, which you can use elsewhere in your garden as mulch.

The stump grinding will resolve the issue of the stump but will do nothing to resolve the issue of the roots, which will spread out between 4 ft and 12 ft from the stump site. Without the stump, these roots will begin to decay underground, but it will take up to ten years for this to complete.


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Not sure what to do?

If you are not sure what you want to do, get in touch below and seek further information and advice that will assist you in coming to a decision. We are tree professionals and can advise you and assist with a variety of issues related to trees, shrubs, and hedges.

We also offer stump grinding and removal in Canterbury, Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

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