Tree Stump Removal
Thousands of Stumps Removed, Thousands of Happy Customers
Stumpman is a professional tree stump removal and tree works service owned and run by Andy and Zara Hunt. We are based in Sutton Coldfield and operate throughout the Midlands area and beyond. As you would expect with any professional outfit we are fully trained to City and Guilds and have full legal liability cover to give you peace of mind.
City & Guilds Qualified
Full Legal Liability Cover
Established since 2003
Tree Stump removal from just £5 per Inch of Stump Diameter at ground level
Stumps converted to woodchips for mulch
Professional and highly experienced team
Removing stumps reduces the spread of honey fungus
Telephone quotes available. See Contact Us page
Why Should I Remove a Stump?
There are many reasons why tree stumps should be removed including:
- Tree Stumps can be aesthetically unappealing and take away from the overall look of your garden.
- Free up garden space for planting, turfing etc
- Tree Stumps can regenerate (suckering)
- Tree stumps can harbour fungal root disease such as Honey Fungus which can spread throughout your garden and attack shrubs and plants. There is no known treatment for Honey Fungus other than to remove all affected plants.
- Tree Stumps and exposed roots can hinder grass cutting or even damage lawn mowers.
- Tree Stumps and exposed root networks can cause trip hazards especially with the young and elderly
What Is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding involves the stump of the tree being ground down using specialist equipment called a stump grinder.
Stump grinders come in all different shapes and sizes but majority have a large rotating cutter that can quickly and efficiently break up the wood. The remains of the trunk and major roots are ground until it is completely below the surface of the soil.
The end product is a mixture of wood chip and soil that can be safely used to compost or spread across the garden as a weed suppressant.
About Honey Fungus
Honey fungus is the common name of several species of fungi known as Armillaria. Honey fungus spreads underground, attacking and killing the roots of perennial plants and then decaying the dead wood. It is the most destructive fungal disease in UK gardens.
Honey fungus lives in dead tree stumps and spreads from there to healthy plants nearby. Honey fungus remains in the soil for years if allowed to establish. Honey Fungus can spread not only through your garden but across whole neighbourhoods.
There is no known cure for Honey fungus and stumps can act as reservoirs of infection, and should be removed. It is good practice generally to remove all stumps as uninfected stumps can go on to become a source of Honey Fungus in the future.
The grindings (small fragments of wood) generated from the grinding process do not support the fungus. We have however seen the fungus growing into cut logs so, if retained, these are best stacked off the ground and in the dry. In this case prevention is definitely better than a cure.