Leicester Tree Care

Stump Grinding - A same day or next day service is now available.

Call: 0116 2987497 or 07729 102889 for a 24/7 response

Soil gravel and stones can blunt a chainsaw chain in seconds, can clog up the oil supply for the chain, and cause premature wear to the bar and chain of the chain saw.. Therefore a chain saw can not be used to remove tree roots or a tree stump.

The grinding of the stump and roots, after a tree has been felled and removed, is a seperate process and requires the use of heavy grinding machinery.

A stump grinder or stump cutter is a power tool or equipment attachment that removes tree stumps and roots by means of a rotating cutting disk that chips away the wood.

Stump grinders can be the size of a lawn mower or as large as a truck. Most accomplish their task by means of a high-speed disk with teeth that grind the stump and roots into small chips. The one seen in the picture is most commonly used for residential stumps and measures 740mm wide, suitable for narrow access.

A before and after picture showing the stump grinder removing the stump completely to a depth of approximately 18 inches:

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