Stump Grinding Info

Why do I need to stump grind?

Stump grinding is the most effective away at preventing deciduous trees from growing back it also clears space for replanting or construction.

Stump grinding service ideally should be done directly after tree removal, to stop sprouting back.

The term, stump, means excess trunk that’s usually left 4 to 10cm above ground level.

Hanse the term used by arborist cut the tree to ground level.

Ground level refers to cutting down a tree as low to the ground as suitable with the chain saw, with out touching the soil, because the compound in the soil will blunt your chain instantly.

What is stump grinding and why does the tree stump need to be removed?

Stump grinding / stump removal service is generally performed directly after treeremoval. The term stump, means excess trunk that’s usually left 4 to 10cm above ground level.

Why do I need to grind the stump?

Stump grinding or stump removal service is generally required for number of reason. Most species of trees don’t necessarily die when the trees cut to ground level, they are still alive causing the stump to re sprout and continue to grow.

Roots systems are still active and the stump will continue to grow

Will my stump grow back after tree removal?

Most of species of trees in Melbourne will grow back after tree removal at the base. So the answer yes but there are plenty of factors eg. Size, age, vigour of the tree. Most common trees that heavily sprout and regrows after its been cut.



Common tree stumps that won’t regrow?

There are species of tree stumps that will not sprout but they will attract pest like termites that can easily spread to other tree, causing them to lose their integrity and in time cause unnecessary hazard and unexpected financial cost due to termite infestation.

Most common tree stumps in Melbourne that won’t sprout after tree removal


Most other species in Australia will sprout and the nuisance of having dead ugly stump in the middle of your immaculate lawn will continuously annoy you.

Can I remove the stump my self?

Grinding the stump is quick and easy, whereas removing the stump by hand is a long and arduous task especially bigger stumps which may be impossible to dig out without some sort of mechanical means.

What are the risks associated with grinding the stump out?

The main risks associated with stump grinding are underground services, plumbing and especially electricity as that obviously causes a direct risk to the operator. Grinding a stump can cause stones and bits of wood debris to fly around posing an immediate health and safety risk to people and property nearby e.g. Cars/windows. Therefore, all operators are protected with a helmet and visor, stump grinding shields are used to minimise the risk of damage to surrounding property.

How much does it cost to grind out a stump?

This is completely job specific, factors such as the size of the stump, species, where the stump is located, and the complexity of the stump grinding operation depict the price. For example, a small stump in the front garden will cost a lot less, than a massive stump at the bottom of the back garden which is surrounded by underground services.

Will the tree grow back?

The tree will not grow back once the stump has been grinded out.

Differences between grinding a small stump and a large stump?

Small stumps are quicker and easier to grind, whereas large stump often require bigger stump grinding machinery and take more time which is obviously more costly.

Small stumps require small stump grinder that can go through standard door way entrances usual 80cm width.

Large stumps require a large stump grinder that requires width clearance around 1m width.

The larger stump grinder can either be on wheels or on tracks, the track machine in many cases can rip the up the grass so consult with the operatorwhich is best suited stump grinder for you environment.