Dump That Stump: Four Reasons to Have Your Tree Stump Professionally Removed

Do you have a stump in your garden that you’re considering having removed? It may be a leftover from a past tree removal or you might be weighing up whether a future tree removal should include a stump grinding. Here are a few facts to take into consideration when making your decision.



Whether it’s sabotaging that smooth expanse of velvety lawn you’re dreaming of or ruining the aesthetics of your garden bed, stumps can be problematic when it comes to landscaping. It’s definitely easier to remove your stump before planning a new garden layout and it will need to be taken care of if you’re paving the area or completing any outdoor renovations or construction. Depending on how it was treated, some stumps are still living organisms and can continue to grow, creating some very strange looking offshoots! To create your ideal garden a stump grinding may be a necessary task.



Depending on where it’s situated in your garden, the stump and its roots can present a tripping hazard, especially if you have small children playing in the area. Those that are partially buried or obscured by grass and plants can also damage lawnmowers and cars, or – worst of all – result in a painful stubbed toe for the unwary gardener!



Stumps can provide an ideal home for termites, wasps, cockroaches, rats, mice, mosquito larvae – basically every unappealing creature you DON’T want living in your garden! With termites in particular, the problem can become a large issue before you realise there’s an infestation. Certain types of fungi can also find favourable growing conditions in stumps and spread to infect your other trees and plants.



You can dig out a stump yourself or hire the equipment to grind it down. However, it’s important to remember that stumps can be like icebergs – they appear reasonably small from above ground but certain types of trees have deep root systems which make removing them a big task. If you’d like some help, Dickies Tree Service can be a time-efficient and cost-effective stump removal solution. With up to four different sized tree stump grinding machines, we have the ability to grind out tree stumps of all sizes. We will also ensure grinding is carried out in the safest possible manner, with the least likelihood of damage, and even recycle the woodchips created by the stump onto your garden beds as mulch!


Dickies Trees are qualified arborists and tree surgeons with 30 years of experience. In addition to delivering mulch and pruning your trees, we specialise in all professional tree services, including tree removal, tree lopping and power line clearance.


Give our friendly team a call on 9249 4077 to discuss your tree and garden requirements.