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How to Remove a Tree Stump [Infographic]

Over time, neglected tree stumps can become discoloured and start to rot, turning a flourishing garden into an unusable space. Hiring the expertise of a professional arborist promises to make light work of an otherwise laborious task, ensuring safe and efficient tree stump removal.

Read on to discover the main reasons why property owners choose to have their tree stumps removed, and the steps involved to ensure a safe and efficient excavation.

Why should I remove my tree stump?

  • Aesthetics

Simply put, a tree stump can make a beautiful garden appear unsightly. Removing the stump creates space for a building structure – such as a home extension, shed or greenhouse – and can pave the way for a new lawn, patio or decking. As such, this can increase the value of a property.

  • Safety

A tree stump jutting out from the ground creates a major hazard in the garden, particularly with young children exploring or pets playing in the open space. Correct excavation of the stump will transform unused areas in the garden into a safe outdoor living space.

  • Eliminate disease

When a tree becomes infected by fungus, it is important that as much of the infected stump and roots is removed as soon as possible so the fungus does not spread to the other trees in the garden. If a tree has died or was unsuitable for the garden, the stump and roots have to be completely removed to replace the tree.

Removing tree stumps: the Artemis way

At Artemis, we place the customer and their best interests at the forefront of everything we do. As such, we think it’s important that you are fully informed every step of the way so you know exactly what to expect when coming to us.

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For tree stump removal, we adhere to the following process:

1. Consultation
We will discuss your requirements over the phone and schedule a site visit to assess the stump and surrounding area. We will then provide a quote detailing the costs with no hidden charges.

2. Stump Grinding
We use specialist stump grinding machinery which features a rotating cutting wheel and sharp teeth to slowly chip away at the stump. Our range of grinders means we can remove any tree stump, no matter the location or size.

3. Excavation
The main stump area, which is slightly larger than the trunk diameter, and any large surface roots will be ground out.

4. Rotting Roots
Small underground roots can spread over vast areas and are not removed during stump grinding; these roots are left in the ground to rot away over time.

5. Filling the Hole
Once the stump has been ground out, all that remains is a mix of soil and wood grindings which is used to back-fill the hole then left as a small mound to settle over time.


Whether your tree has become infected, you are looking to replace your existing tree or you are creating space for a new building, removing a tree stump requires precision engineering. At Artemis, our experienced team will facilitate the entire process, from your initial phone call right through to filling the hole when the stump has been excavated. Give us a call to book an appointment today!


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