Stumps can be left in the ground however this has the potential to lead to problems such as suckering, where new shoots arise from the remaining stump or disease.
If you wish to replant or reclaim the space for laying a lawn or a landscape project then it is likely that you will need to consider removing the stump, however if the stump is in an awkward location then chemical treatment may be the only option.
Depending on your requirements we offer 2 ways of dealing with larger tree or shrub stumps, mechanical removal or chemical stump treatment.
The most efficient way of removing a stump is by using a mechanical stump grinder.
Shallow grinding to a depth of 20 cm is normally sufficient for laying turf but if you are replanting or landscaping a lower depth of 30cm or more will be required.
Grinding generates a wood chip soil mix that can either be removed on request, or backfilled into the hole.
Our compact, state-of-the-art machine can access the narrowest of areas as it is only 71cm/28” wide and it can deal with stumps of any width.
Systemic stump treatment
We use an environmentally safe plug application method which is a highly effective and patented tree stump killer. Once implanted the plug releases the herbicide, Glyphosate, directly into the tree stump.
The Key Features of using these biochemical plugs are:
- 95-100% efficacy on treated stumps, preventing regrowth.
- 100% selective with no effect on surrounding trees or vegetation.
- Can be applied in all weathers and all year round.
- Reduces the risk of chemical wash off or spillage.
- Effective on a wide range of tree species.
- Supports the requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive to minimise herbicide use and the Water Framework Directive to prevent contamination of waterways with pesticides.