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This page covers everything you might want to know if you’re thinking about having a tree stump removed, or grinded down.

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Wee are a small family run business that thrive on job satisfaction wee aim to keep our customers happy in all aspects. Most of our work comes from referrals and from people wee have met over the years. all our portfolio pictures have names and numbers if u would like to contact for references if u so wish.

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Reviewed by Charles on 16/3/2021

Midtaking rated this company

We are a family run landscaping company with 45 years in the trade currently still have three generations working together

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Reviewed by Kate on 12/4/2021

Beautiful bathroom floor and Kevin was really nice :) would absolutely use again for another job. Thank you!

We are a father and son partnership the father with over 40yrs experience specialising in tree felling, pruning, trimming, crown reductions and topping. The son is a specialist in high quality gravel and shingle driveways, footpaths and boardwalks.

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Reviewed by Paul on 11/2/2021

Super quick, polite and effective

We are a small team of frends that are experienced and keen to work this season.

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Reviewed by Cathy on 27/3/2021

Fantastic job and very pleased with the quote and the standard of the work. Would definitely recommend to others. Very tidy and professional outfit. Really happy thank you.

Oakleaf landscapes offers a wide range of services including .trees topped and felled. Hedge cutting. Fencing replaced or repaired all types of slab work. Patios paths etc gravel high pressure cleaning all work done to your satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Dianne on 10/3/2021

Gave a fair quote did the job next day. Pleasant people hard working would definately use them again.

We are a family run business that offer all aspects of block paving and landscaping services including driveways, paths and modular paving to natural Indian sandstone patios. Also pressure cleaning services. All types of fencing supplied and installed, turfing supplied and laid. All types is landscaping work. We can offer inspiring ideas and individual designs to suit all types of buildings from traditional to modern, domestic and commercial. City & Guilds qualified.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 2/4/2021

Fantastic job, couldn't do enough to make sure the work was exactly as required and very helpful with suggestions and ideas, Very approachable pleasant and professional, would definitely recommend.

Westscapes garden design construction and maitance. Professional Polite Courteous service at all times. With over 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Nuala on 28/11/2016

Very quick response to advert. Seemed to understand exactly what I was looking for and even gave me tips on how to save money. Job was carried out to a very high standard. Would definitely use again.

Total Landscaping completes work to customers standards. We don't leave until we please! All work is carried out to high standards, currently rated 5 stars. Check out our customer reviews for details of our results.

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Reviewed by Leonard C on 9/11/2020

James had to cope with scaffolding which was still in place and had not been planned for. Still he done a good job. Have ask him to do other work for me .

Here at SYD property services we take on most of your building needs we have over 12 years in the trades we undertake. we take on any job small or large scale including commercial maintenance. We take on: Roofing Building Truss work Paving slabbing Velux windows installed Plastering rendering Decking installation Fencing Garage conversions These are just a few of the trade we take on all our work in finished to a high standard and we never ask for money upfront. We have reference available to give you a piece of mind but we have a small gallery above to show you some of the great work we do. All our work team are very friendly and will leave the job clean and tidy.

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Reviewed by Philip on 23/12/2020

Brendan was quick to get in touch, came and measured up. Rang next day with quote, which we agreed on. Came very soon after to replace garage and porch roof. Job done very well, very happy with it. Highly recommended.

Hello, we are available to help with any jobs The customer will receive a quality of service expected from top tradespeople.we hold a full public liability insurance policy, we have over 25 yrs in the business,

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Reviewed by Julie on 20/2/2021

Spoke to Tom and he informed me that he already had a suitable chimney pot left over from a previous job, which he could use and which would keep the cost down. Tom arrived when stated and immediately set to work to remove the remains of the old chimney pot. The new pot he installed was of a much better quality and design than the old one. He also removed an old aerial bracket as part of the job. I found Tom to be very professional and would definitely use him again and would recommend to others.

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Stump Grinding specialists - what you need to know

If you’ve had a tree felled on your property, you may have been left with a stump… Not only can these stumps be unsightly, they may also serve as a breeding ground for parasites and fungi, jeopardising the overall health of your garden. Depending on the position of your tree, removing the stump will also clear space for future planting, or any landscaping plans you might have.

An experienced tree surgeon will be able to grind down any stumps, or remove them completely, using a stump grinding machine. This machine grinds the stump into chippings or mulch, which can be easily swept away.

You’ll be asked to specify how deep you would like the stump ground to. Shallow grinding of roughly 20-25cm below surface is usually sufficient for turf. You will be advised to go deeper – 30cm or more, if you plan on replanting or landscaping over the stump site.

If you’re looking to remove the stump entirely, your tree surgeon can use a combination of hand tools and stump grinder to cut and remove the stump, along with any lateral roots. This is a more labour intensive option, which will be reflected in the cost.

Though you may be tempted to tackle smaller stumps yourself, hiring a stump grinder for a DIY attempt is both expensive and risky for any stump over 5 inches. A professional tree surgeon will get the job done quickly and efficiently, preventing any future problems.  

Cost of stump grinding and removal work

The cost of grinding is dependent on the size of the stump. The minimum charge is around £60 for a tree stump of 15inches (diameter) or less. Quotes will increase with the size of the stump but generally range from £60 to £120.

Stump removal is more expensive, as your tree surgeon will be negotiating different root systems. Cherry trees, for example, demand more complex treatment, as their roots are famously expansive. Stumps of this sort will take several hours to remove and the extra time required will be reflected in the cost.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no specific qualifications required to be a tree surgeon, with most training on the job. Many will gain the necessary experience as a grounds worker, or through a college course. A reputable tree surgeon will have a thorough knowledge of the various power tools involved, as well as ropes and harnesses.

Planning permission for stump grinding and removal jobs

No planning permission will be needed for stump grinding. It’s important to note that some trees can be protected by preservation orders, so make sure you speak to the council if you have one on your property.

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