Let’s talk about Stump Grinding! Along with the best Gold Coast tree removal and other services, we also remove tree stumps. We have a range of machines available to us to remove all stumps in any position. Stumps left in the ground not only can attract unwanted guests such as termites but can create a trip hazard or regrow causing you more problems. So if the stump is ground below the surface new lawn or a replacement tree can be added to this area.
Our machines can also prune those surface roots that are causing the lawnmower problems or you trip over every time you go to the clothesline.
Why should you remove tree stumps?
Do you have an unsightly tree stump in your yard? Here are 5 reasons why you should remove tree stumps around your home.
- They attract termites posing a risk to your home
- Let’s face it, stumps are an eyesore in your yard
- They get in the way of development or just making use of the space
- They hurt if you trip over them (potential liability issue)
- Stump grinding stops trees from growing back
Is leaving them in your yard worth the risk? Get in touch to learn just how affordable our Gold Coast stump grinding services really are, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. To reclaim your yard, contact JC Tree Services for a quote!
Fast & friendly stump removal service
Digging stumps out can be difficult and time-consuming, to say the least, especially if you aren’t experienced. Then on top of the hard work of digging the stump out there is the disposal of the stump.
Many Gold Coast residents recommend our stump grinding services as we have the latest equipment and friendly, experienced staff. Our stump grinders use high-speed cutting disks with tungsten carbon teeth to grind the stump and roots into small wood chips.
We grind the stump and root surface down and leave the area covered over ready for you to reclaim the area to do as you wish. Stump grinding is the quickest, safest and most cost-effective option to removing those unwanted tree stumps in your yard. Our OH&S procedures help us to undertake the job safely and accident-free.
Stump grinding machines
A stump grinding machine is a powerful piece of equipment arborists use to remove tree stumps completely like they were never there in the first place. The machine uses a sharp steel cutting disk that spins at high speed while the operator systematically grinds away at the tree stump.
Sure you can hire a stump grinder, but did you know this is actually more expensive, time-consuming and even dangerous to do? Hiring a stump grinder can cost $100’s a day. The equipment is often underpowered, worn and a safety hazard for those not used to operating them.
Stump grinders come in different styles and sizes, so they also take vastly different times to get the job done. You also need a trailer and time to pick up and drop off the stump grinder. You also need to know the location of any nearby pipes or cables lurking underground. DIY stump grinding costs can be much more expensive when you add all this up.
We’ve invested in only the best, high-quality equipment so no time is wasted grinding stumps into wood chips. Our professional stump grinding services also remove the chips from your property leaving it looking amazing afterwards. You’d have to be crazy to attempt DIY stump removal!
JC Tree Services offers obligation free quotations to let you know how much you will need to invest for Gold Coast stump removal services. Give us a call today to enquire about removing the unsightly stump in your yard!
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Stump Grinding FAQs
Good question! As with just about anything, whether a stump can be grinded following tree removal - involving cutting the stump into useable wood chips - depends on whether you use the services of a professional tree removal specialist or Arborist or you go it alone. Apart from that, the most significant variables that affect the timescale involved are:
- The tree type
- The tree size.
For a professional with all right specialist stump grinding equipment, a small tree stump can be grinded in the space of a few minutes. And on the other end of the scale, a tree like the gargantuan Queensland Kauri Pine with its incredibly thick stump could take all day to grind - and even more! Generally, though, the other factors that slow down the grinding process apart from the thickness are the hardness of the wood and how long it's been dead.
As we know, stump grinding is the process of grinding the remaining visible stump left over after tree removal into small and reusable wood chips. The most important thing to recognise, however, is that while every visible sign of your tree will be gone after it is cut down and the stump is grinded, the root system will remain in place.
In some cases, stump grinding machinery can actually complete the grinding process quite deeply into the ground - thereby grinding up much of the root system. However, most stump grinding operations leave most or all of the roots well alone.
Given that, you don't really need to worry about the roots re-sprouting and a new tree growing. With the tree and the stump both gone, the roots generally just rot away without you ever noticing it. This process usually takes enough time that there is also no need to worry about a 'void' or hole being left behind by the now-absent roots.
While there's nothing stopping you from planting a new tree after stump grinding has taken place, professional tree experts and Arborists will not recommend it. Why's that? Because while every visible sign of the existing tree will be gone after it is cut down and the stump is grinded into wood chips, the root system itself will remain for quite some time and your new tree's root system may not have enough space or freedom to thrive.
Not only that, the old tree roots will gradually decompose over time, which affects the chemical composition of the soil - most importantly the acidity. Your new tree may therefore find it much more difficult to establish its own healthy root system.
If you really are keen to plant another tree precisely where a former tree's stump has been grinded, ask your local tree expert or Arborist about whether the existing root system can be completely removed and the soil composition fully restored.