Tree Stump Removal
Many people think that after the tree has been felled the stump will naturally die, but in most cases this is not true. There are a number of tree species that will continue to grow even after they have been felled to ground level. There are several reasons for having tree stumps removed:
- they are a trip hazard as they sit just above ground level
- honey fungus can grow on them which can then spread disease to other trees and plants
- chemical treatment is slow to work or takes too long
- the area where the stump is, simply wants replanting, block paving, turfing or building works, etc as soon as possible.
Need a tree stump gone?
J Gaffney Tree & Grounds Maintenance, based in Bury, Lancashire are specialists in tree stump removal for the commercial and domestic market and use only the most up-to-date machinery (called stump grinders).
The stump grinder teeth revolve at high speed and are moved from side to side along the tree stump chipping away at the stump inch by inch grinding either the whole stump or just the top section of the stump away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why have tree stumps ground out?
There are many reasons for having the tree stumps removed. Many people think that after the tree has been felled the stump will naturally die, but in most cases this is not true. There are a number of tree species that will continue to grow even after they have been felled to ground level creating a nuisance for the owner. Stumps can be a trip hazard as they sit just above ground level. Some stumps are susceptible to honey fungus which can spread disease to other trees and plants. Chemical treatment of tree stumps is slow to work or takes too long. But the most common reason for wanting rid of tree stumps is that the area where the stump is simply needs replanting, block paving, turfing or building works, etc as soon as possible.
Is it not just as easy to dig the stump out?
In some cases, yes – providing the circumstances are right – but digging stumps out can cause a lot more ground disturbance and a lot more work – not to mention what to do with the stumps afterwards! By grinding the stumps out, the mulch that is created can be filled back into the hole or used around the garden/site.
Will the tree regrow?
Usually any stump we grind is destroyed completely. Sometimes you may get the odd shoot sprouting from a piece of root, but these can be easily managed with advice from us. Usually though, the area can be utilised for that all important project.
Is there any mess left?
We are committed to customer satisfaction – therefore we pride ourselves on a tidy job and always leave the site clean and tidy after the grinding operation. To enable us to cause minimal mess we use shields, boarding and sheeting to prevent chippings going to unwanted places.
What if I don't want the mulch created?
If you tell us before the grinding takes place we can usually take it away for a small extra cost.
I only have narrow access is that a problem?
Usually this is not a problem as the stump grinder is only 35 inches wide allowing it to gain access through most garden gates. If the access is too narrow, an alternative route is usually easily found via neighbouring properties.
Will you come first to assess the work?
Yes, we usually call first to allow us to see the work ahead of the operations. This allows us to measure-up for access, see if there are any obstacles in the way, or if we need any extra equipment or tools that may help the job run smoothly on the day!
How much does it cost?
Each job will cost different amounts. This depends on the size of the stump, how many stumps there are, and how tall the stumps are. All quotes are free with ‘no obligation’ and can be given in writing.
Who do we work for?
Various people ask for our services including: domestic customers, tree surgeons, utility companies, golf clubs, landscape contractors, fencing contractors, driveway companies and local councils.
What areas do we cover?
We cover a large area in and around the North West. Please contact us for further information.
Honey Fungus is a parasitic fungus that affects roots, trunks and dead or damaged trees and plants. It is natures way of decaying dead or fallen trees, but in the wrong place it can start to affect other trees and plants that you may wish to preserve. To stop the spread of honey fungus in your garden or on your land, it is usually best to remove any affected wood and grind the affected stumps out.
With the best will in the world, sometimes it’s really hard to maintain a weed-free garden. Our regular visits will see to that for you.
Hedge & Tree Cutting
Hedges and trees need to be maintained for various reasons; they may be close to buildings, they may have grown too big for the area, deadwood may be visible, to mention a few.
Large Grass Areas
No job too big. Our work extends to larger grassed areas such as football pitches, school sports fields, athletic tracks and golf clubs.
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01204 887774 or 07970 676206
Bury Road, Tottington, BL8 3DS
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We offer a full grounds maintenance service including tree and hedge work along with grass cutting and general maintenance to suite your needs. If it's a one-off job at your home, school or business we are always on hand to help!