Ideal Tree Services

Stump removal

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Stump Removal

Stump removal enhances the aesthetics of the property, eliminates trip hazards, and prevents regrowth or pest infestations. It is important to note that tree removal does not necessarily include removal of the stump as part of the service and not all tree surgery companies can offer a professional stump removal, due to specialist equipment and skills required. As part of the tree felling process, a tree is usually removed to ‘ground level’, with stump removal as a separate service- always check with the tree surgeon if this is included when having a tree removed. Stump removal is a multi-step process that requires specialised equipment, skills, and safety precautions to ensure a successful outcome. Ideal Tree Services take pride in efficiently and safely removing tree stumps to enhance the aesthetics and safety of a property.

Before starting the stump removal process, we conduct a thorough assessment of the stump and its surroundings. Factors like stump size, location, root system, and potential obstacles nearby are taken into consideration. This assessment helps to determine the appropriate removal technique and equipment to use. Safety is paramount in every aspect of the job. we will ensure that the work area is properly cordoned off to prevent bystanders from getting too close. Personal protective equipment (PPE), including helmets, gloves, eye protection, and steel-toed boots, are worn by all team members involved in the stump removal process.

Depending on the size of the stump, there are a few common methods of stump removal:

Stump Grinding:

This method involves using a stump grinder, a powerful machine equipped with a rotating cutting wheel. The grinder systematically grinds the stump and its roots into wood chips, which can later be used as mulch.
The stump grinder is carefully maneuvered around the stump, ensuring the cutting wheel is gradually lowered onto the stump. The grinding process continues until the stump is ground down to several inches below the ground level.
Once the stump is removed, I clean up the debris, including wood chips or any remnants of the chemical application. The area is cleared of any potential hazards, leaving the site clean and safe.

Chemical Rotting:

For smaller stumps, environmentally safe chemicals can be used to accelerate the natural decomposition process. This method takes more time, and the stump will eventually become soft and easily removable. The selected chemical is applied to the stump and monitored over time until it softens.

The cost of stump removal varies based on factors like stump size, location, and chosen removal method. A larger stump or one in a difficult-to-reach area may incur higher costs.

Stump removal is a specialized task that requires careful planning, attention to safety, and proper equipment. Hiring a qualified and experienced professional tree surgeon ensures a smooth and successful stump removal process while keeping both the property and individuals safe.

Contact us today to ensure a safe and effective tree stump removal.

Stump Removal, the before picture


Stump Removal, the during picture


Stump Removal, the after picture


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kulsoom ashrafkulsoom ashraf
20:00 11 Dec 23
A huge thanks to Gavin and his team. They did a superb job start to finish. I really cannot fault them. They were on time, polite, professional and worked solid all day. Everything was completed as agreed and the site was left nice and tidy. I highly recommend Gavin and his team and would definitely use them again
Janice EatonJanice Eaton
16:57 16 Nov 23
extremely happy, Gavin and team were great did exactly what I wanted very professional ,and with a great sense of humour . Many ThanksJan .
Jean FisherJean Fisher
22:02 13 Nov 23
Excellent service and so helpful. They worked very hard and we're really thorough as well.
20:39 09 Nov 23
Thankyou to Gavin and Alex for a lovely job on our conifers.They were trimmed perfectlyVery tidy workersThank you
Kevin JamesKevin James
18:13 18 Sep 23
Great lads, super hard working, fair price with great communication.Would highly reccomended
Darla GroveDarla Grove
19:31 05 Sep 23
What an absolutely fantastic job Gavin and Tom did in our garden today! We cannot recommend them highly enough! So knowledgeable, professional, hardworking, courteous, polite and tidy! We will definitely call upon them again when needed.
Rich LRich L
20:20 17 Aug 23
Had lots of work done today by Gav and his team. What can I say, to say we are pleased is an understatement. The service from start to finish has been excellent. The garden has been transformed. If you want a professional service with a company that delivers on what they say they will do, call this company. Thanks again for today and really enjoyed chatting to the lads. Top job thanks , Rich.
Peter FulthorpePeter Fulthorpe
20:38 10 Jul 23
Gavin and the team were really professional, friendly and clearly knowledgeable. Arrived exactly when they said they would and absolutely grafted all day leaving the garden and driveway spotless. Couldn't recommend more highly if you need tree work done.
Oriana MiottiOriana Miotti
22:03 20 Mar 23
Super happy with the work that Gavin has done in our garden (pruning and removing trees). Arrived promptly, did a great job, (not rushed as we've had it done before) and left the garden very tidy. It looks infintely better now. Gavin definitely knows his stuff and gives good advice too. We will definitely keep his number and recommend to friends and neighbours. Thank you Gavin!
Michael BarlowMichael Barlow
16:18 25 Feb 23
Really great job. Took two fairly large conifers out for us, quickly and efficiently done and garden left tidier than when they started. Many thanks to Gavin and the team for a job well done.
Dave SlayterDave Slayter
14:04 05 Jul 22
Gavin and his team arrived promptly and completed the job to a very good standard. They were courteus and professional at all times and left the property very tidy when they'd finished the work. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use their services.
Rebecca TomlinsonRebecca Tomlinson
08:25 23 Apr 22
Absolutely fantastic job by Gavin & his team. Really opened up the garden, we get loads more light. Less like a jungle, more like a relaxing haven. Can not fault their work ethic, don't know how they kept going! Left everything tidy when they finished. Garden looks beautiful front & back. Ideal were recommended to me & I will definitely be recommending onwards. Will be using their services again.

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