Q: How much does tree stump removal cost? Enquiries regarding the cost of removing an isolated tree stump within a garden are often received at Bawden Tree Care. 

It is quite surprising the number of trees that are removed and the stumps are left in situ, nothing happens until such time they become a trip hazzard or perhaps in the way of a new fence or other landscape feature. 

At Bawden we can offer four ways of removing unwanted tree stumps

  • Using a winch, but the stumps do have to be very small and not rotten.

  • Hand digging, never popular with the team, it can be a long task depending upon the type of tree root and size.  

  • Remove the tree stump using a digger, the size of the stump can dictate whether this is feasible or not.

  • Using a stump grinder, removal by stump grinding.

Removal of stumps using a stump grinder is by far the most common method, stump grinders are very versatile and efficient, access rarely presents as a problem, they produce waste that is easily recyclable and as a result are often the most cost effective solution.  Remember digging out a stump using a digger may be simple and quick, especially if there is a machine already on site - but the stump will be removed in one piece, potentially presenting as a new problem - what do we do with it now?

The stump grinder will produce waste in the form of 'shavings' or 'chippings', these can be put back in the void the stump has left and will decompose over time.

So how much will this all cost?  Well as with everything in the world of arboriculture and tree surgery - there is no 'one size fits all' answer to this question.

It will depend upon:

  • The size of the stump.
  • Access to the tree stump or stumps to be removed.
  • The more stumps to remove in one location, the cheaper each stump becomes.

But - you are reading this article because you want to get an idea the cost, the best way to get an accurate cost is to get in touch with our team, 01980 669911 or email info@bawdentreecare.co.uk  

In the meantime, a guide price for grinding out an Ash tree stump of 600mm diameter would be around £250.00 plus VAT .

We hope that this article has been of some use and helpful.