Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

Stump grinding is achieved with a powerful tungsten-tipped cutting wheel, which grind away a stump to below ground level.

Check some common stump grinding FAQs.

After removing a tree, the remaining stump always stands slightly above the ground which can create problems. With our specialised stump grinding equipment we grind the stump below ground level. It can then be grassed over or completely removed, allowing you to replant on the same spot.

We stand behind all our work and your property will be left clean and tidy. Our team are specialists in stump grinding and are able to handle any sized stump.

Any stump, any size, any location!

Our powerful yet highly mobile equipment gives us the ability to tackle stumps in any location. Our stump grinders are modified to outperform many much larger machines and far outperform anything in their class. Our biggest machine is only 800mm wide yet efficiently grinds stumps up to several metres across. We can drive this machine up and down stairs and into tight spaces that tracked machines just can’t access!

We focus on high quality service and fast turnaround. More often than not, we can get a stump grinder to your house within a day or two of your call and stump grinding can be done there and then without the need for a second visit.

We don’t outsource our stump grinding services to a third party.

All our stump grinding is completed by us, so you deal direct and not an unknown third party, providing you with full control.

We have multiple machines to minimise downtime and to ensure we have something appropriate for every job.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes it is possible. It will sometimes require the stump to be ground down deeper than usual, which may affect the price. Please tell us your requirements when requesting a quote.
Prices for stump grinding start at $80+GST. Our charge schedule is based on the size and type of stump to be removed, difficulty, accessibility, surroundings, terrain, soil rock content and other factors.

This is not true. Even the smallest of stumps are harder than they look to dig out, even with a large excavator. If you do manage to dig it out you are left with a large root plate that will need to be taken to landfill. Cartage and dumping fees are very expensive.
Small stumps can have the grindings back-filled into the hole. Excess grindings can be tossed in and around gardens as mulch. We can remove them from site if required, for an additional fee. Please let us know when requesting a quote.

100mm below ground is industry standard fine for re-seeding lawn etc. We can grind down as far as 500mm if required. Please let us know when requesting a quote if a deeper grind is required.
We recommend calling a service locator to mark underground services, if you have a feeling they may be compromised. The cost is approximately $100 + GST.
Of course! Tree King can grind any stump, anywhere! We are experts in tight access stump removal.

We recommend sending a photo with your enquiry. We can often give you an accurate estimate for the stump removal. If needed, one of our quote managers will complete a site visit and can generally complete the work right there and then if you’re happy with the price.
Our stump grinders are ideally suited for bamboo root removal. Read more on bamboo removal.


“….This is the second time we have used them for tree cutting, crown lifting, shaping and hedge cutting on a large scale. They are very professional, courteous, on time, tidy and produce the service and results they said they would….”

November 2018

“Great job as usual, polite guys, cleaned up well and left the place looking great.”

October 2018

“Great job by the Tree King lads removing our enormous Washingtonian palm and tidying up the trees on our section. Arrived exactly on time, job was completed quickly and to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend them and will be using their services again in the future :)”

September 2018

“…. I can not speak highly enough of the professionalism and efficiency of the crew. The tree work was not straight forward, however it was clear from the outset that the crew had taken the time to think through the logistics and details of the job…..”

November 2018

“Luke & team have been regularly maintaining our hedges for a couple of years. Great results, reliable & all round nice guys.”

April 2018

“We have been working with Tree King for the last five years.  During this time we have found them efficient, co-operative and very safety conscience during any tree removal.  They are polite and professional to deal with.  We thoroughly recommend Tree King and its staff for a great job well done.”

Sampson & Stewart Builders Ltd

“Very happy, responded to query fast with quote, job was done very well and garden immaculately tidy afterwards. Definitely recommend.”

October 2018