How to Remove a Tree Stump

There are many ways to remove tree stumps from the ground including: Stump Grinding / Stump Cutting, Manually removing stumps with Axe and Spade, Winching, Using a digger or just letting the stump decompose over many years.

One reason many gardeners remove stumps is to prevent fungal root rot. It is important to remove the stump immediately after felling. It also prevents suckering.

There are many ways to get a stump removed from the ground, but without big machinery all methods are hard work and can take a long time.

The easiest way to get a stump removed is just to let nature take its course and let the rot set in. This is a cost effective way to get rid of your stumps, but it can take decades.

Diggers can be used to remove tree stumps. Very small stumps can be removed by smaller diggers, but for large stumps you'll need a 25 ton digger! You still have the problem of what to do the stump once it's out, and what to do with the hole.

Some people attempt to use winches and jacks to rip out stumps. This still involves much of the work of digging out the stump and it needs the extra equipment. Again there is the problem of what to do with the stump if you get it out.

Trying to burn out stumps is a waste of time. Tree stumps are surprisingly difficult to burn. We have seen many people who have tried determinedly to burn out stumps, but have never seen any level of success.

In the past it has been known for explosive experts used to dynamically remove stumps. I would think this is both illegal and not a great idea!

Alternatively just contact Edinburgh Stump Removal and get your stumps removed by the pro's the clean and easy way. Just call us 07867976091.

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We use stump grinding equipment to grind your tree stumps into woodchip


The area can then be turfed over, replanted or paved over

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