Are stumps making your backyard look more like an obstacle course?
Frustrated by dead stumps taking up space in your yard, posing as tripping hazards, and ruining the beauty of your outdoor space? If you’ve been feeling stumped on what to do, call the Treeswest team for all your stump grinding needs.
It’s great to remove trees that are posing a risk to your home, or standing in the way of an outdoor project - but being left with an unsightly tree stump is just as much of a challenge.
At Treeswest we’ve been helping Perth homeowners for over 15 years to make quick work of the most difficult stumps, ensuring you’re not left with a tripping hazard or rotting stump that attracts pests and bugs.
If a tree stump is giving you headaches, you need fast and reliable stump grinding that maintains the look and feel of your yard without damaging the soil, and gives you more room to play with the kids, undertake a landscaping project or enjoy the space you’ve worked hard to build.
Our team can perform stump grinding anywhere in Perth with advanced machinery and stump grinding equipment that protects your lawn, but makes quick work of the most stubborn stumps. If you’d like to receive a custom stump grinding quote, please contact us today at 0407 511 639 or request your FREE quote online by clicking here.
What is stump grinding?
Stump grinding is the process of grinding a stump, or the remains of a tree trunk, until it’s no longer visible.
Your stump is reduced below ground level (up to 300mm below the soil) using complex machinery and the latest equipment. Our machinery utilises advanced grinders with powerful rotating blades that cut your stump into small pieces, shaving away until nothing is left.
It’s worth noting that stump removal does NOT include removing the underground root system below your stump. Although grinding destroys a tree’s ability to fully regrow, you may notice small shoots coming from your stump throughout the decaying process.
Treeswest has proudly offered professional stump grinding services to Perth homes and businesses for over a decade. We are fully insured, licensed, certified and qualified arborists & stump grinding experts.
Is it better to grind a stump or remove it?
Tree removal typically takes the headlines (and is more exciting for the neighbors to watch), but with trees removed comes a difficult question…
“What do I do with this leftover stump?”
Should you leave your stump to die off? Pull it out of the ground? Or grind it down until it’s no longer visible?
While the easiest step is to leave your stump and move on with your life, this can end up causing trouble down the line. Old stumps can get in the way of your daily activities, whether it’s mowing the lawn or setting up a game of backyard cricket.
Although a stump will decay over time, this is a long term process that may encourage ants, termites and other wood-boring insects who see your stump as their new dream home. However, choosing whether to grind or remove a stump will come down to your property and your needs.
|Stump Grinding||Stump Removal|
|Faster to remove stumps||More time-intensive|
|No hole in your lawn afterwards||Easy to replant on the same spot|
|Not labour-intensive||More difficult to remove entire root system|
|Roots still remain in your soil||Complete elimination of roots|
Keen to get rid of tree stumps on your Perth property?
The average quote for removing a stump through grinding is between $150 and $250, but this can vary depending on the size of the tree stump, the challenge in removing it, the complexity of the process, and whether you choose to remove the root system.
If you’re here for prices, we’ve created Perth’s #1 guide to stump grinding costs.
- The costs of DIY stump grinding
- Professional stump grinding prices
- The factors influencing stump grinding prices in Perth
BONUS: Tips to help you keep more money in your pocket (and fewer stumps in your backyard).
Stumps are common after landscaping projects and backyard makeovers, and afer the hassle of removing trees and sculpting your yard it might be tempting to leave your stumps in the ground.
But this is asking for trouble.
Leftover stumps can:
✘ Lead to potential accidents
✘ Compromise your backyard’s aesthetic value
✘ Damage your lawnmower or gardening tools
✘ Injure children, pets and even unsuspecting adults
✘ Invite pests into your yard that threaten your home and health
✘ Develop invasive and unsightly fungi, mushrooms and other growth
Worst of all, leftover stumps make it harder to look out the window and enjoy your Perth yard, and isn’t that what a gorgeous garden is for?
If you’re dealing with annoying stumps in your Perth property, allow our team to help. We’ve invested in the highest quality machinery to provide excellent service that guarantees your satisfaction.
Ignoring a tree stump in your backyard is a big risk and may cause more significant problems down the line.
A stump in the middle of your yard can become a threat to your family, especially if your kids enjoy spending time outside. It’s tough to enjoy a game of backyard cricket or a family BBQ with stumps in the way - especially if grass and weeds obscure them from view.
Decaying tree stumps also pose problems in that they attract beetles, ants, termites and co (which can quickly escalate into an entirely new problem that requires a pest control expert), while small shoots that spring from the decaying stump can steal nutrients from your favourite nearby plants.
Imagine waking up to realise there’s an ant infestation in your home, or termites damaging your back deck, because they’d been drawn to the rotting, decaying stumps in your yard (no thanks).
So yes, if you are dealing with stumps, we suggest removing them as early as possible.
The time it takes to grind a stump depends on the size of the stump and the species of the trees.
For smaller stump grinding projects in Perth, this can take as little as 15 minutes. While a larger stump from a well-established tree may take up to 2 hours.
Site accessibility will also play a role in how long the service takes. A mechanical stump grinder used to turn unwanted tree stumps into dust, so access is critical to ensure the equipment can perform properly. This means a stump in the middle of a large backyard is likely to be ground down quicker than the same size stump in the corner of your yard and obstructed by furniture or other trees.
✔ Safer and more secure backyard
✔ Pest-free environment
✔ Clearer and view of your outdoor space
✔ Room for landscaping or backyard renovations
✔ Maximise the available space of your property.
✔ Increase your property’s value
It’s a common question from Perth homeowners - “why can’t I remove stumps on my own?”
The truth is, you can remove your own stumps. There’s no license required or permission from your local Perth council. It’s not the legality of DIY stump removal that’s the problem - it’s the physicality.
Removing a stump (not to mention several stumps) is extremely labour-intensive.
You’re removing a root system that’s taken years (sometimes even decades) to dig into your soil which requires hours (more likely days) of back-breaking hard yakka in your yard. This requires a heavy use of force whether you’re opting for a shovel or you’ve rented high-powered machinery (which will make the process more expensive).
- Hiring a professional Perth stump grinder offers a range of advantages including:
- Great value for money
- Cost-effective, hassle-free and fast
- High-quality service you can rely on
- Protection of your property is a priority
- Access to modern machinery and equipment
- Experts can get the job done right with minimal risk
- Peace of mind dealing with a trained, licensed and insured team
Need a professional team to get rid of a stump in your Perth yard? Call us on📞 0407 511 639 immediately.
Naturally, if you’ve got stumps in your yard then stump grinding is an option for you. But if the following sound familiar, it might be time to pick up the phone and chat with a Treeswest arborist for more info.
☐ You feel frustrated by the eyesore in your backyard
☐ You want a clean slate for your garden landscape
☐ You’ve hit the stump without realising while mowing or gardening
☐ Your children are at risk of(or have been) tripping over stumps
☐ The tree stump poses a threat for the whole community
Will stump grinding damage my backyard?
Stump grinding is the least invasive technique of stump removal (with chemical removal and removing entire root systems requiring more labour and leaving more of a footprint on your yard).
Stump grinding won’t leave a hole in your yard, or damage the surrounding trees.
Why should I avoid hiring amateur stump grinding service providers?
Unlicensed and unqualified stump grinding service providers may look great on paper, but if they lack experience or the proper grinding machinery, it only takes seconds to damage your property.
Stump grinding requires cutting-edge equipment and a licensed team to do the job. Hiring a professional for stump grinding services secures licensed quality workmanship and optimum safety.
Treeswest offers professional tree care and arborist services across Perth. Our licensed, insured and qualified arborists deliver leading services for all your outdoor needs. Explore our range of services below.
Areas We Cover: Perth Metropolitan Region, Stirling, Wanneroo, Joondalup, Swan, Rockingham, Gosnells, Cockburn, Melville, Canning, Armadale, Bayswater, Kalamunda, South Perth, Belmont, Kwinana, Mundaring, Victoria Park, Vincent
Looking for the trustworthy stump grinding specialists near you? Give us a call today on 📞 0407 511 639.
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