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Fully qualified, insured, and experienced operator for all your stump removal needs.

I have over 20 years’ experience in tree and stump removal, from small trees to total site / bush clearance so you can rest assured that your stump removal will be completed by a professional, that understands your needs and with the correct equipment can meet your budget leaving your garden or site stump free.

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What is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of eliminating a tree stump, which may remain buried well below the surface of the ground even after a tree has been cut down, is known as stump grinding. To grind the stump down below ground, complex machinery is needed. This grinding guarantees that the tree won’t come back, eliminates its visibility, and enables the area to be used for other things. Given that many Australian trees can grow to be exceptionally wide in diameter, tree stump clearance is essential and should not be neglected.

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Why Stump Removal is Important

Stump grinding is a crucial step in the removal of trees. It is necessary to remove the tree’s deeply rooted stump once it has been chopped down. If the stump is allowed to rot in the ground, it may become dangerous, invite termites and other vermin, create a trip danger, and cause other issues. The crucial process of removing trees and stumps is required to stop undesired trees from regrowing.

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Our Stump Removal Equipment

To assure access through backyards and into challenging to reach areas, we have a narrow access stump grinding machine available. This means that, regardless of their size or location from the Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads or Byron Bay areas, we are prepared to manage any tree stump removal and grinding services. We can do stump grinding for both large and small tree stumps thanks to our Bandit 2650 Track stump grinder, the market leader in its class and mobile practically anywhere on your land.

Why use professionals for Stump Grinding in Burleigh Heads

You almost certainly have a stump once a tree is cut down on your property; this needs to be removed. If you decide to attempt this harrowing task, don’t be surprised if you wind up needing many days to attempt to remove the stump.

Key advantages of tree stump grinding vs tree root removal are:

  • It costs less! Root and stump removal takes a long period, so labour costs are much greater
  • It causes less disruption because roots can extend many metres away from the tree whereas stumps can sink far into the ground
  • A big crater will remain after a complete removal

When is stump grinding recommended?

When someone wants a tree stump removed but doesn’t want the hassle (or expense) of removing the stump and roots, they can use stump grinding.
Typical scenarios where stump grinding is recommended include:


  • In places where the tree stump is unsightly.
  • If the stump poses a threat to safety.
  • If regrowth is a problem.
  • When you want to use the space the tree stump currently occupy for anything else.

The Process of Stump Grinding

Tree stumps on your property can restrict the use of your outdoor space, create tripping hazards, and spread dangerous fungi and germs into your garden. Any tree stump, regardless of size, can be easily and promptly removed from your property by Stanley’s Tree Stump Removal thanks to their knowledge, tools, and expertise. We always dig out stumps to a depth of at least six inches. The remaining space can then be filled with mulch or soil. The stump will appear to have never existed.

At Stanleys Tree Stump Removal, we will:

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Arrange time and date

Contact our friendly team and let us know your stump specifications and we will prepare a quote for you. Once you have accepted the quote, we will arrange a date and time to suit you and will arrive with the appropriate machinery.

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Safety First

All our team operators are fully insured and have a Certificate of Competence in Stump Grinding Operations and other relevant qualifications. Once on-site, we will work efficiently and with care. We always place guards to ensure that the grindings don’t spread.

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Final Clean Up

The stump grinder machines will remove the stump to a maximum of 600mm below ground level. Some of the grindings are used to backfill any holes. The remaining grindings will be left and can be used as a mulch. If you wish us to remove the mulch please inform us and this can be arranged, but will incur an additional charge.

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Once we have completed tree stump removal, re-landscaping can take place and the site can be replanted or hard landscaped to suit your requirements. Please note that different tree stumps can produce varying amounts of grindings as it depends on the species and condition of the tree.

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Grindings are excellent for use around the garden.

Once we have ground the stump down or completely out depending on the clients requirements, we can back fill with mulch or we can remove the mulch from site if needed. When we are finished we will ensure that the site / Garden is left clean and tidy and we have a happy customer every time!


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Backfill mulch or remove

Once we have ground the stump down or completely out depending on the clients requirements, we can back fill with mulch or we can remove the mulch from site if needed (the grindings that are produced are excellent for use around the garden)
When we are finished we will ensure that the site / Garden is left clean and tidy and we have a happy customer every time!


Why remove tree stumps?

Stumps can take up space in a garden and can look unsightly. Also, stumps should be removed to prevent suckering (where new shoots arise from the leftover stump and unwanted regrowth). Whilst completely dead stumps won’t form suckers, but they can play host to root diseases such as honey fungus and attract termites.

What is the Best Way to Remove a Tree Stump?

The best way to remove a tree stump is by physically grinding and removing the tree stump rather than using chemicals to remove it as this is the quickest, safest, most cost-effective way to remove a tree stump.

A machine called a stump grinder literally ‘chews’ the stump up, leaving a heap of woodchip mixed with soil. You may want to consider what you want to do with the woodchip. It can be left to fill in the hole, or used as mulch in other areas of the garden, or taken away by the contractor. Specify which of these you would prefer before the work is started.

How to Remove a Tree Stump?

Physical stump removal is usually the best option. Ideally, the stump should be removed entirely, but if it’s not possible alternative methods usually give satisfactory results.

Grubbing out by hand or mechanical excavator can also remove the majority of the stump and root system, this can be hard work, expensive and cause a lot of damage to the surrounding area. Alternatively, machines known as a stump grinder will mechanically grind out the main root plate, leaving woodchips. Some roots will inevitably be left in the ground but will rot down.

Will the Tree Stump Re-grow?

Very few tree species will re-grow from residual roots if there is a risk of this, we can poison the regrowth that will ensure that all the root system is dead.

How Deep Should the Stump be Ground?

It depends on what the ground is going to be used for afterwards. Shallow grinding, 20-25cm (8-10in), is normally sufficient for laying turf, but you should allow for deeper, 30cm (12in), or more if replanting or landscaping or total removal can be achieved if needed for development or changing ground levels.

What Happens to the Roots?

Tree stump grinding focuses on removing the main stump bole, but, if necessary, any prominent lateral roots can be ground down if required. This will produce more spoil and ground disturbance – it is worth discussing the pros and cons when we are surveying the site. The old tree roots will remain underground, but without the stump, they will rot in time.

How long does it take to grind a tree stump?

It could be anything from a 15-minute job to a two-hour project.

Do dead tree stumps attract termites?

Unfortunately, yes, they do. You want to take note of specifically two types of termites who may well decide to set up home in your innocuous leftover tree stump.

Dampwood termites:

These little termites usually only eat rotted or decayed wood. They are not an immediate risk to your home.

Subterranean termites:

These are the most common and they will eat any type of wood or cellulose substance they can get their little teeth on. These are the ones you want near your home.

So how can you tell if a stump has been infested by termites?

Check for hollowed wood. If you notice that a stump appears or feels hollow (use a a sharp object to poke the stump if you are not sure), beware. Termites are tiny but the damage they cause can be massive. Once they are happily fed on your tree stump, they will move on to anything that is made of wood nearby. Termites will let themselves into your home.

It is best to remove a tree stump even before the termites come. This is the more pressing reason why you would want to get your stumps removed. Aesthetically a dead tree stump is nothing more than an eyesore but letting it play host to several generations of termites is not something you would want to risk.