Stump Grinding Versus Stump Removal: Which Should You Choose?

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There are plenty of tree services available for you. If you ever feel that it’s time to give your backyard landscape the long-due maintenance service, Trees Down Under is your partner. We offer you tree maintenance and landscaping services just for you. We are available for all residential, commercial and industrial settings Two of our services are stump grinding and stump removal. However, which should you prefer for your trees at home?

Both stump grinding and stump removal are for the stumps of your tree. Depending on what you want to achieve, both stump grinding and stump removal services are beneficial in their own way. We can do either of the two services for you.

Stump grinding

Stump grinding is one of the tree services we offer for your trees. However, what exactly is a stump grinding service for your tree? Once you decide to cut off your tree, the trunk falls off and we take it out for disposal. 

Afterwards, your ground is left with the remaining trunk platform. This short platform is barely high enough on the ground. This part of the trunk is known as the stump. Stump grinding is shredding that remaining platform on the ground.

Essentially, after cutting down a tree to its tree trunk, you’re left with a  small portion of the trunk. Stump grinding is cutting down that portion until it’s as low as possible. Tree removalists chip away the stump to make sure that loose wood is out of the way. You’re left with clean trunk cut on the ground. 

However, tree stump grinding doesn’t involve removing the roots of the tree. You are basically left with a polished part of where your tree once stood.

Stump removal

On the other hand, stump removal services are also available for your trees. Stump removals, unlike stump grinding, completely take out the stump of your tree and the roots. You can think of it as a tree that is completely cut down and tree removalists remove even the most rooted parts of the tree. You’re basically left without a tree or its foundation.

Stump removals are more intense and require more manpower and labour to do. Tree removalists need more heavy-duty equipment and tools for stump removals. It is more dangerous and tedious too. Removing roots from the ground disrupts the soil and ground around your backyard. Surrounding shrubs might be affected. If the roots of your tree are thick, tree removalists need more work to carefully and properly remove the roots. 


Stump grinding services are less expensive than stump removal services. You are also left with the remains of your trunk on the ground. This is a good placer you to sit on during a cool day. Stump removals, on the other hand, gives you a good landscape to start over again. 

Since a stump grinding doesn’t remove roots, you can’t plant over a new shrub in your area. You can think of a stump removal as a clean slate in your landscape.

If you just want to get rid of a tree but you don’t have the time and the budget to completely get rid of one, book for a stump grinding service. The stump of your tree will also break down naturally on its own over the years anyway. 

If you want to reset your landscape setting and completely get rid of a tree, book for a stump removal service. Stump removal can help you in achieving a change in your landscape design ideas.

Trees Down Under offers stump grinding services and stump removal services suited just for you. With over three decades in experience, we have about just any experience and background in tree care. 

Whichever service you choose, we can deliver it to you and make sure that your backyard is in the most pristine condition after. All you need to do is to contact us. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we are here for you! 

You can call our mobile number: 0475 463 597 or you can send us an email for your enquiries at

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