Stump Removal & Grinding

Tree Stump Removal Darlington

What is Stump Removal ?

Tree Surgeon Darlington carrying out stump removal

Tree Stumps is what is left after a tree has been removed or felled. It is not possible to fell a tree to ground level with it’s roots extracted. Especially in residential areas. That’s why a tree must be felled or cut down in sections which will always leave the stump remaining. You can then choose to leave the stump where it can take many years to decompose naturally, or have it removed/grinded.

Tree Stump removal Is the process of extracting the tree stump as well as the roots attached to it buried deep beneath. With Stump removal you wont have to worry about the regrowth of the tree or the potential spreading of diseases to other plants and trees, nearby.

What is Stump Grinding ?

Chainsaw on top of stump

Stump grinding is the process of using a high speed disc with teeth that grands the stump and roots into small chips. however with stump grinding the roots aren’t removed and the stump is only minimised into a sawdust like mulch. A stump grinder is a specialised machine that grinds away the stump, the use of this heavy equipment is the reason why some people attempt DIY ( Don’t Injure yourself) stump grinding. From an experts experience we would strongly advise to hire a professional Tree surgeon Serving Darlington. The money saved versus the risk involved of attempting a stump grinding yourself is not worth it.

Should I get Stump Removal or Stump Grinding Done?

Stump grinding and stump removal both offer two different outcomes. Stump removal is the complete extraction of the stump + Roots, which will creates a large hole after removal. Stump Grinding is the process of neatly reducing the stump down to the ground to leave the roots to decay.

Stump Removal

Stump Removal Darlington


  • Complete Removal Of Stump & Roots
  • More space for Landscape and Garden design
  • No health hazards
  • Stops Stump Sprouting


  • Time intensive
  • More difficult to remove
  • Large hole as result of removal
  • Not environmentally friendly

Stump Grinding

stump grinder next to a stump that needs grinding


  • Faster to remove
  • Cheaper alternative
  • Smoothed out surface after grinding
  • Stump can be used for mulching


  • Time intensive
  • More difficult to remove
  • Large hole as result of removal
  • Root decay. As well as potential root sprouting as the roots are left on the ground.

If you need Stump Removal Or Stump Grinding Work Doing…

Tree Surgeon Darlington is here to provide you with all your needs. If you wish to regain the beauty and safety of your property. Our Expert tree surgeons will provide you all the advice you need to resolve your needs. So that you can reclaim your outdoor spaces, ensuring a clean hazardous free environment. Even if you just need a survey off your property and some professional advice please don’t hesitate to call us. A professional on-site assessment will be far more useful to you then reading online.