Stump grinding in Bristol


What is stump grinding?

After a tree has been cut down the base of the tree and the roots remain in the ground. This small part of the trunk (which typically sits a couple of inches above ground level) can become either a trip hazard or an obstacle for a lawn mower. Thankfully this is a problem that a skilled tree surgeon can help with.

A highly-trained arborist will use a technique called stump grinding to remove the last part of the tree. The tree surgeon will use the rotating cuttings discs of a stump grinder to chip away at the wood until it is no longer visible.

What are the benefits of stump grinding?

Aesthetic improvement

Stump grinding creates a smooth and level surface, eliminating unsightly tree stumps. This can significantly improve the overall appearance of your  or property.


Tree stumps can be hazardous, especially if they are hidden by grass. They can cause trips and falls, leading to injuries. Stump grinding eliminates this safety risk by removing the stump entirely.

Space optimisation

By removing tree stumps, you can reclaim valuable space in your garden. This allows you to use the area for other landscaping purposes, such as planting new trees, installing a garden, or expanding your outdoor living space.

Easier lawn care

Stumps can be challenging to mow around and can damage lawn mowers and other equipment. Removing them through stump grinding makes lawn maintenance much easier.

How is stump grinding done?

Assessment and preparation

We’ll start by assessing the stump and the surrounding area to ensure safe and efficient grinding.

A member of our team will check for any obstacles, underground utilities, or objects that may interfere with the grinding process.

Stump grinder setup

We’ll position the stump grinder near the stump, adjust its height and position to ensure we get the right access to the stump. 

Stump grinding

We’ll then lower the rotating cutting wheel onto the stump and systematically grind away the surface of the stump, working from top down. 

The grinding process continues until the stump is ground down to a depth that is typically 6 to 12 inches below the surface.


After the grinding is complete, we’ll clean up the area, making sure any debris or woodchips are removed. Once done, we’ll invite you to have a look to make sure you’re happy with how the area looks and the end result.

Why should I use Bristol Tree Services for stump grinding?

Stump grinding is a potentially dangerous task, so if you’re looking for an experienced and fully insured team of experts with all of the right accreditations – get in touch with Bristol Tree Services today.

We’ve got many years experience working with domestic and commercial clients throughout Bristol and the wider South West. During this time we’ve received numerous five-star reviews from happy customers.

‘Can’t give enough praise. They came to remove many stumps in our Son’s new garden. On time. Within quote. Happy. Smart. Well equipped. Quick. Tidy. Helpful. Got involved with knocking a wall down to help with access. Please do not attempt to even try this work. Pay the fee and get on with what you do best.’
Jeremy Trew

Phone 01173 320 078
for a no obligation quote

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a no obligation quote

Phone 01173 320 078
for a no obligation quote

Email us for
a no obligation quote


Our other Tree Surgery Services

We offer a variety of tree surgery services and we don’t consider any job too small. Our team of tree surgeons recycle 100% of our waste as either fire logs or wood chip for bio fuel.

Crown Thinning

Our arborists remove a portion of smaller branches, typically at the outer crown of the tree.

Tree Bracing

Our Bristol arborists are qualified to fit and maintain rigid and flexible tree bracing.

Crown Lifting

Our team remove the lowest branches or prepare lower branches for future removal.

Emergency Tree Works

Our trained tree surgeons are available 24 hours, 365 days a year for emergency tree work.


Our Bristol arborists provide tree services to large organisations across the whole UK.

Tree Reductions

The Bristol Tree Services team reduce the height and/or spread of the crown of a tree.

Hedge Trimming

In addition to trees our team of experts also trim, reduce and remove hedges for clients.

Tree Removal

Sometimes due to condition, size or location of a tree; removal is the only option left.


Speak with one of our Bristol Tree Surgeons 

01173 320 078
07985 285 157

Please contact Bristol Tree Services today for a free, no-obligation quote. If you’re a commercial contractor and wish to see our fixed priced services then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Every tree surgeon in our Bristol team is not only vastly experienced, but also friendly and happy to help with any tree surgery query you may have.

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Qualified and professional Arborists based in Bristol

Here at Bristol Tree Services all of our tree surgeons are extremely professional and hold the correct accreditations. Health and safety is a top priority for all of our arborists and you can always expect a safe and efficient service from us.

All works are carried out to BS3998, using AFAG guidelines. We are also registered waste carriers and try to recycle 100% of our waste as either fire logs or wood chip for Bio Fuel.

We are Bristol’s local Tree Surgeon, offering a variety of tree surgery services to domestic and commercial customers in Bristol and the surrounding areas.