Professional Tree Stump Grinding Services

With over 25 years of experience, we at Roman River are leading tree surgeons with extensive experience in all areas of tree surgery including professional tree stump grinding. In addition to this service, we offer a broad range of tree surgery services including crown reduction, crown thinning, formative pruning, pollarding, coppicing, tree felling and more. For complete tree management solutions get in touch with us today to see how we can help!


Tree stump grinding removes tree stumps by grinding down the main tree stump to below ground level and removing the main roots. Our stump-grinding removal machinery works by chipping away at the wood using a rotating cutting disc which grinds the stump and the tree's roots into small wood chips.

Our most asked questions?

  • Does the stump grinder make a lot of noise/mess?

    As tree stump grinding involves loud machinery grinding and cutting through hard wood, yes, the process does make a lot of noise. Additionally, there will be a substantial amount of mess created due to woodchips and sawdust being made. We do, however, use protective barriers to prevent damage to your property or any nearby structures and always aim to work quickly and efficiently to ensure that levels of disruption are kept to a minimum.
  • How much does tree stump grinding cost?

    Due to the many factors that may influence the cost, such as the location, the size of the stump or stumps, accessibility, and more, there is no average cost for tree stump grinding. We recommend getting in touch for a free no-obligation quote.
  • Will you need access to my home?

    As long as there is substantial external access around your property that we can use to move our equipment and any waste through, we won’t need access inside your home.
  • Can I grind a tree stump myself?

    Although it is possible to grind a tree yourself, due to the dangers linked with using the machinery and the process involved, we recommend contacting an expert to complete the work for you.

Is it worth it to grind a stump?

There are many reasons why you may want to grind a tree stump and our experience tells us that the results deliver many advantages. If you’ve been asking yourself ‘what are the benefits of tree stump grinding’ then here are a few of the top advantages…

  • Removes stumps that are potential tripping or safety hazards.
  • Provides a clean slate if you wish to landscape your garden or grounds.
  • Effectively prevents trees from growing back.
  • Improves aesthetics by removing unattractive stumps.
  • Avoids translocation of poison to trees of the same species in close proximity if trying to prevent regrowth.

Why choose us for your tree stump grinding?

What other tree surgery services do you offer?


Pollarding keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow by removing the top of a tree at a specific height, this also encourages multi-stem branching.

Tree stump grinding

We can remove problematic tree stumps by grinding down the main stump to below ground level and removing any extensive root systems with specialist equipment.

Tree crown work

The purpose of tree crown work is to maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree by reducing its height or spread by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals.


Coppicing is a proven traditional woodland management method that focuses on stimulating new tree growth by repeatedly cutting it back to near ground level.

Avant hire

We also now offer our Avant 640 and 755i for hire with timber grab, tree shear attachment, log grapple, and materials bucket.

How long does it take to grind out a tree stump?

How long is a piece of string?! This is entirely dependent on size and location but we have excellent machines and operatives that will make short work of your stumps whatever the situation.

Will stump grinding remove the roots?

As standard, we grind the stump to around six to eight inches below ground level. This means that the tree’s root system will remain underground.

Can I keep the woodchip?

Yes, on request you can keep the woodchip that is created throughout the process. Woodchips are great at filling holes as well as being used as mulch for other plants in your landscape.

Get in touch with us today!

If you’re looking for quality, reliable and professional tree stump grinding services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!

Contact Us

So if you are looking for tree pollarding in Essex, Suffolk or throughout the surrounding areas then please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to assist you with any concerns or queries that you may have.

If you have any questions or if you would like us to quote, please fill out our contact form opposite or get in touch via telephone or email.

Roman River Trees LTD
3 Hall Cottages, Witham Road,
Little Braxted,

m: 07738 057415
t: 01206 625772

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