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Tree Stump Grinder / Removal – 29” (74cm) Access

Stump Grinding Tree Stump Removal Leicestershire- After your tree surgery has been completed whether its within Leicester, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, or Rutand, you may be looking to have your tree stumps removed!  

There are 3 ways you can remove a stump:

1.  Dig it out either by hand using an Axe, Root Axe (Mattock) and spade or with a digger or some description.

Problems are it can take ages and then you are left with a stump complete with soil that is not only heavy but also costly to dispose of.  Burning very rarely works for stumps due to their moisture content and amount of soil trapped between the roots.  When pulling on stumps if the roots are wrapped around services then they can be broken during the removal process.

2.  Winch out the stumps.

This method can only be used on smaller stumps and you will need a very high capacity winch to undertake the works.  It is essential to use a static wire rope that does not result in the bungee effect and flying stumps!  You will also be left with soil and stumps to dispose of.  Again nearby services such as Gas and Water could be damaged.

3.  Grind them out with a Tree Stump Grinder.

Its a machine designed for the job!  Stump grinders remove the main stump and butress roots down to 45cm below ground level (usually total removal).

Here at Beddow’s we have a variety of Stump grinders, high capacity winches and plenty of Axes and Mattocks (supplied with fit tree surgeons)!  So whatever your problem we can usually find a solution.

The middle size stump grinder we operate requires an access of 29″ (74cm) although fences can be removed or replaced or the machine passed over the top if required.  This machine has variable width tracks so that it can squeeze through smaller gaps and then when through the gap the tracks spread creating greater stability.  As the machine uses tracks we also carry ground protection to prevent damage to lawns etc.  The machine does way over 1 ton but compression is reduced due to the weight being spread over a greater area due to the tracks.

When pricing up work for the machines it is either done on a stump by stump basis or if a full day is required we can hire our stump grinders out with an operator.  Unfortunately hiring of machines is not available without an operator.  This is due to the cost of machines and that they are not suitable to be operated safely by the untrained.  If you were to hire an equivelant machine yourself the costs would be comparable to us hiring you one with an operator and our staff will get more done in a day!  If you are interested in Hiring us we can offer either of our larger stump grinding machines.  Regular clients that utilise the hire services sometimes with a chainsaw operator as well include; golf courses, stately homes, woodlands and builders.

We currently have 3 different types of stump grinder:

27″ – 68.6cm access required – known as our small grinder

29″ – 74cm access required – our medium grinder

36″ – 91.5cm access required – our larger machine

Tree Stump Grinding / removal works by cutting the stump into small slithers of shredded wood that is mixed in with the soil around the stump. The main body of the stump is removed and not the entire radiating roots.  However, when a tree has shallow roots which are prominant at the surface we can remove all or these.

After the tree stump has been removed replanting or returfing may be required.

If replanting the grindings (arisings following stump grinding) should be removed and replaced due to creating a nitrogen deficiency during the first year following tree stump grinding.  Please ask our Arboricultural Advisors for more advice or to supply a quote to supply and plant a tree or shrub if considering this following stump removal.

When returfing over a previously removed stump then removal of the grindings is required again.  This is due to the stump grindings reducing in mass as they rott down in the soil, this in turn creates a dent in the lawn.  Backfilling of the hole is a careful balance of creating enough soil density to prevent / minimise settlement but not too much as to create compaction and reduce future grass development.

When asking for stump removal quotations from other tree surgery companies make sure the contractor specifies the depth that the machine will remove the stump down to.  We frequently come across old stumps that are left only a few inches below ground level.  Also check that a cable detection tool is used to ensure your power supply, telephone and cable TV remain intact.

We undertake a lot our work over the Leicester, Leicestershire area however if you have a sizeable job we are able to offer highly competitive rates if you are in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, or Rutand.


“Many thanks for a job well done. The lads as always were very helpful & carried out an excellent job.

The tree now looks much better than it did before”

Mrs Ross – Frolesworth, Leicestershire (Pruning, Shearing)
29 January 2024
“Really happy with their work and have them booked in for more work in the future. All the staff are friendly and helpful”.
Google Review from Haidee Westerman
23 January 2024

“Beddow Tree Specialists truly go above and beyond. On Christmas Day, we had an unpleasant surprise when a whole mass of lengthy plastic sheets had blown into one of our tall trees and wrapped around the branches. It had been an eyesore and a danger to wildlife ever since.

Having just seen the guys at Beddow working diligently on a neighbour’s property across the road, I chanced asking if they might be able to help in removing the rubbish. I don’t know their names, but the tall chap I spoke to took a look and said he would have someone remove it for free. Within a few minutes, a young lad arrived with the correct tools and it wasn’t long before our tree was free from the plastic. We cannot thank these guys enough and we will recommend far and wide”.
Google Review from DD
16 January 2024

“Thanks for your work this morning. On time and all cleared up nicely.

Would always recommend you”.

Mabbutt – Countesthorpe (Tree Removal)
14 January 2024

“Excellent service, as usual. I have recommended you to my neighbours who I think will contact you shortly”

Short – Hinckley, Leicestershire (Canopy Reduction)
13 January 2024

“Thank you for doing a great job”.


Miss Hodgekinson – Market Harborough (Shear face and top)
10 January 2024

“Great team work, careful and considered work. Particularly helpful that the team had all the marked up pictures and intel to work from.

Can’t stress enough the value of the tidy up afterwards! Thanks again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Breslin – Leicester (Crown Reduction, Re-Pollard, Shear to Shape)
10 January 2024