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Everything You Need To Know About Stump Grinding


If you live on a property with plenty of trees and bush, you’ll know how a terrible storm or a ferocious winter can make a tree unsafe. In the aftermath of a storm, and if a tree is broken or damaged, your arborist may recommend stump grinding and removal as part of their tree services.

Stump grinding allows your arborist to perform a safe, effective, and complete tree stump removal so that you can use the area for a different purpose and eliminate the risk of damage to your property.

In this post, we’ll look at stump grinding, what it accomplishes, and why we recommend having a professional like Heaven Contracting perform stump grinding for any trees on your property.


The stump grinding process

Tree companies use a high-tech and professional stump grinder to mechanically remove the entire tree stump. A stump grinder is a heavy piece of machinery that needs to be operated by an experienced professional as part of their tree removal service.

Stump grinders are powered by a petrol engine consisting of a hydraulically controlled arm and steel cutting wheels. The wheel is attached to the arm and operates at very high speeds – allowing it to cut through and grind the tree stump.


Why stump grinding?

Compared to other stump removal methods, stump grinding is the most efficient and reliable. It can quickly and safely remove the entire tree stump, eliminating the hazards and safety risks of an exposed tree stump on your property.

Stump grinding also ensures that termites, ants, and other pests do not have a ready habitat to nest. Perhaps the biggest advantage of this method is that grinding (compared to removal), demands less of an impact on your landscaping.


What is the difference between stump grinding and stump removal?

Your local arborist might offer more than one option when it comes to tree stump removal. Some homeowners let the tree decay and decompose naturally, but this process is lengthy and potentially dangerous. Tree removal companies may opt for a full stump removal, which basically means digging the stump out of the ground. However, this can leave a large, unattractive hole on the ground that will have to be filled in. Roots on larger tree stumps may also be harder to remove via stump removal and can cause damage to surrounding areas.

On the other hand, stump grinding does not create a hole, and the grindings from the stump can be used as mulch for your landscaping.

Your tree removal solution in Auckland

If you’re looking for an arborist Auckland can depend on, Heaven Contracting is the team you need! We provide stump grinding services on the North Shore for all types of properties. Our stump grinding and arborist services include:

  • Professional stump grinding and stump removal
  • Tree removal as required
  • Tree pruning
  • Expert arborist services
  • Seniors discounts, if applicable

If you’d like to ask about our stump grinding services, call us on 027 475 2445 or contact us online. You’ll benefit in the long run by speaking with real experts about your needs.

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