A stump is often left sticking above ground level when a tree is removed.
Stump removal involves complete removal of the stump. This is achieved by using a special machine called a grinder, which has metal teeth attached to a wheel that rotates at high speeds, can be used to rip apart the stump to below ground level in a process known as stump grinding.
All large limbs are lowered to the ground in a controlled manner. Dead, diseased or damaged branches Stump grinding involves the removal of stump to a specified depth, generally between 150mm and 300mm. Upon completion of stump removal, the remaining hole will be back-filled with soil or grinding waste to leave a level minimal trace of the work. The complete removal of a tree trunk is a job for and only for a stump grinder, this is a machine with carbine tipped teeth attached to a large rotating wheel with the teeth attached at different angles at sequence all around the wheel.