COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT STUMP REMOVAL IN SURREY, HAMPSHIRE & LONDON
What Do County Stump Services Do?
County Stump Services was created from a team of fully qualified arborists. As part of our stump removal service, we use the latest stump grinding machinery to break the stump down into wooden chippings. This leaves a versatile space ready for planting, fencing, buildings and other structures. As well as residential stump removal in Surrey, we also take on work with landscapers, builders, developers and other commercial clients across Hampshire, Berkshire and London.
Why Remove A Tree Stump?
There are a number of reasons why you may wish to remove a tree stump from your garden. They can take up a significant amount of space which can be a particular problem if you’re looking to add structures, landscape your garden or lay new turf. They can also contribute to the development of infections and disease, including Honey Fungus.
From a practical point of view, they can pose a safety hazard for any young children who play in the garden as well as causing serious damage to expensive grass cutting machinery and other gardening tools.
How Is The Stump Removed?
County Stump Services use the latest stump grinding equipment to grind down the stump into tiny wood chips which can be used to fill in the remaining hole or removed for responsible disposal. The cutting wheel itself is made up from carbide teeth which take the stump down to below ground level.
What Happens To The Tree Roots?
Tree roots need to be treated with particular care and attention since removing them without the correct tools and training can cause significant damage to your garden. Exposed roots can be safely ground out along with the stump and buttress roots, however removing surrounding lateral roots is a separate task which our arborists will be happy to discuss with you.
What Happens To The Waste Produced?
The only waste produced by County Stump Services is the wood chippings themselves which can either be left in the hole ready to use at mulch or the excess is completely and disposed of.
Unless specified, the chippings will be placed back into the hole or left in a convenient location for you to use in flower beds as mulch. We cannot leave an empty hole in the garden as this will continue to pose a safety hazard, however we’ll be more than happy to include waste disposal in our initial quotation if you would like the remainder disposed of once the hole has been filled.
How Much Grinding Waste Will I Have?
The amount of waste produced will be entirely down to the size of the stump or stumps. It’s difficult to give a rough costing since this could vary from a a few kilos to upwards of a ton! As a rough rule of thumb, the amount of waste produced will be roughly as high as the stump itself.
Why Don’t You Include Removing Waste In Your Initial Price?
Since the wood chips are often used to by customers as mulch, it has become the industry standard to quote these jobs without chip removal included. It helps to keep the cost to a minimum whilst avoiding the scenario of quoting customers for something that they don’t need. Ask us about waste removal during the quotation and stage and we’ll be more than happy to assist.
How Much Does Stump Removal Cost?
The cost of stump removal in Surrey will depend on the width, height and number of stumps, however we’ll provide you with a fixed quotation before commencing any work to help you budget accordingly. We can also provide accurate estimates through the use of photos, dimensions and descriptions. Click here for more information.
How Quickly Can You Remove My Tree Stump?
Once we receive your enquiry we’ll get in touch to arrange a convenient time to provide you with a quotation. We aim to be flexible with our availability and will always try to work around the most hassle free times for you.
What If I’m Not At Home?
Don’t worry – we often work at homes during the day when customers are at work, away on holiday or living elsewhere. We’ll always leave your property in the same condition or better than when we arrived, so you can enjoy your garden as soon as you get home.
Will My Tree Regrow After Stump Grinding?
In most cases your tree won’t regrow, however there are some species which may return with small shoots in the future. We’ll advise you on this when providing you with a quotation and can assist with future maintenance work where needed.
Can Stumps Close To Structures Be Removed?
Yes! We use the latest tools, equipment and machinery to help us remove in the most hard to reach stumps, whether they’re pressed against a wall or amongst other plants. We can also access stumps that are located in back gardens and side paths.
What Other Services Are Provided By County Stump Services?
As a subsidiary of County Tree Care, County Stump Services are also able to provide a huge range of other services for tree surgery across Surrey, Hampshire Berkshire and London.
Our services include but are not limited to:
If you require an arboricultural or garden maintenance service that isn’t listed here, get in touch for a bespoke quotation.
We provide straight forward, fixed quotations to help you budget and can advise you on the best course of action prior to starting work.
If a site visit isn’t possible, we can also provide accurate estimates through the use of photos, dimensions and descriptions.
I contacted Keith as I required a Stump removing from next to a grave stone in a cemetery. He was very professional and carried out the work at the quietest time to avoid disturbing any visitors. I was away with work at the time so he sent me before and after pictures on completion.
My company needed some 3 very large chestnut stumps removing from a site we are developing and it needed to be done ASAP. Ryan completed the job very quickly and efficiently, he even came in on a Saturday!! Very Impressed.