When a tree is removed, it is usually cut down to a few centimetres above the ground with a chainsaw. This leaves the tree’s stump and roots intact in the ground which is not always ideal, especially if you have grand plans for redeveloping the area in which the tree once stood. The traditional way to get rid of a tree stump is to dig it out by hand however if you have tried this, it’s far from easy and virtually impossible in some situations. At Yarra Eco Pty Ltd we offer a comprehensive tree stump removal service as part of our day to day operations.
Our stump grinding machines can grind or mulch any size tree stump in almost any location. The Yarra Eco team is highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to grinding tree stumps on our client’s properties as well as being a friendly bunch too!
Tree stumps can need to be removed for multiple reasons such as planting a new tree, landscaping the same area or just to stop the tree growing back. For small shrub stump removals we may opt to dig them out manually, this is called stump grubbing, but on most stumps, we will use one of our stump grinding machines.
Stump grinders come in many different sizes and usually, the location or size of the stump will determine which machine can be used. The machine works by having a powerful engine that powers a cutting wheel to mulch or grind the stump a piece at a time. Our machines can grind stumps down to approximately 400mm which is plenty as most tree stumps are shallower than expected. Our team always checks for underground pipes or cables before carrying out any form of stump removal as well as protecting our client’s properties with track mats and debris screens.
If a tree has been recently removed or cut down to the stump it can be crucial to apply a chemical poison to stop the tree re-growing. The chemical stump killer stops the stump resprouting and will also help with the process of the stump breaking down into the soil. The application process is carried out very carefully to ensure that no overspill affects surrounding plants or shrubs.
If our clients are happy with leaving the tree stump in the garden and poisoning, this can be a more affordable option than stump grinding. Although the stump will not be physically removed, the tree will stop growing indefinitely.
If you are looking for a professional stump removal company in your area, please give us a call or an email and we will be more than happy to assist you with your stump removal needs. At Yarra Eco Pty Ltd, we are fully insured, qualified and experienced to undertake all stump removal and grinding works on your property in Melbourne.