Do you have a tree stump getting in the way of your plans to tidy up your compound or give your garden a complete makeover?
Leave it to the professionals, who’ll take care of it for you!
For over 20 years, A Bark Up The Right Tree has been doing stump removal and stump grinding all over Adelaide.
Our certified arborists have done stump removal and stump grinding work in line with Council requirements and processes on all kinds of properties, including:
- Strata corps
- Property management groups
- Government departments
Whether you’re in Paradise, Seaford, Marion, Brooklyn Park or Fullarton, we’ll come take care of your tree stump wherever you are in Adelaide.
Should you remove tree stumps?
The short answer is yes, but we’ll give you five good reasons you should:
They’re excellent habitats for invasive species
Tree stumps are prime real estate for insects, rodents, and reptiles. These little critters might look like they’re living there without doing you any harm, but some of them will destroy other vegetation in your garden or even infest your house.
They’re a safety hazard
Depending on where it is, your tree stump can be a critical safety risk. If it’s in open space, people may trip over it or you could damage your lawnmower when you’re trying to mow over it. If the stump is covered by vegetation and isn’t clearly visible, it can injure anyone who may not even be aware of the stump in the garden.
They cause root damage
If you don’t remove your tree stump, underground roots will continue growing (as they still believe they are attached to the tree) and damage other areas of your property – even though you may have gotten rid of most of the tree.
They take up space
Tree stumps occupy precious space in your garden that you might want to use for other gardening endeavours.
They affect property valuation
If you’re thinking about selling your property, it’s worth getting rid of the tree stump because you could face significantly lower property valuation. Even though it’ll set you back a few dollars, tree stump removal is more cost-effective than other tree services and will pay for itself when you sell the property.
Is it better to grind a stump or remove it?
It depends on the situation, but it might help you to know the difference between the two.
It’s a more complex extraction process to remove the stump from the ground. If a tree’s roots are infected or have become hazardous to the landscape, it may be necessary to remove the stump. Stump removal also avoids any risk of regrowth.
This involves grinding down the rest of the stump mechanically. Stump grinding has its perks because you can adjust the level at which the stump is ground down. You can ground stumps down between 2 and 12 inches underground. It’s an efficient, affordable, environmentally sustainable solution.
How do you completely remove a tree stump?
This is where we’ll come in and work our magic.
We’ve got industry-standard stump removal gear and equipment in our arsenal, which we use depending on the nature of the job and access issues in various parts of Adelaide.
In quick and easy terms, our stump removal process is like this:
We start with a site inspection and then schedule the job to suit your requirements. We can usually get started right away, but we won’t do anything until you give the all-clear.
We secure the area safely, do a professional terrain and needs assessment and then prepare for work.
We carry out the stump removal. How long it takes depends on the stump size and any access issues.
We get rid of the debris, clean and sweep the rest of the area before bringing you in to inspect what we believe you’ll see as a job well done.
How much does it cost to remove a stump in Adelaide?
The average tree stump removal cost is $225, but costs can range anywhere from $75 and $450 for a single stump. Prices depend on the stump’s size and where it lies on your property. Palm stumps are also cheaper to remove than hardwood stumps, regardless of their size.