Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding in Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast & Surrounding Areas.

Frustrated with unsightly stumps on your property? If you cannot decide on what way is the best to remove stumps properly and are not interested in taking on the back breaking task upon yourself then professionals of stump grinding Sunshine Coast are at your service! Welcome to Sun Coast Forestry Mulching, your top quality service providers of stump grinding Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast & Surrounding Areas. No job is too tough for our team of experts to handle.

What’s the difference between stump grinding and stump removal?

Traditionally offered as two different services, stump removal is the complete removal of the tree including the root ball, whereas stump grinding removes the stump to about 30cm below the surface and then the remainder is covered over for the root ball to decay. But here’s the problems with keeping the two services separate. If you only grind the stump to just below the surface without destroying the root ball, some trees are able to regenerate by sending out new shoots. And as the tree is now stressed, this may include sending up suckers in different locations along the root line.

If you’re removing the tree because its root system is causing damage to your property, traditional stump grinding and waiting for the roots to decay will not stop the problem quickly. Depending on the size of the tree, this process can take months or years, continually causing instability to fixed structures including fences, walls and pavement. Sun Coast Forestry Mulching is about doing what’s best for the tree and what’s best for the property owner. This is why we combine stump grinding and stump removal into one process. We’d rather do the job properly the first time so you can continue your plans for your garden, knowing the problem has been sorted.

Why do you need stump grinding?

Some people like the idea of a tree stump in the garden as a feature. However, there are a number of reasons why they should be removed at the time of cutting down the tree.

Prevent pests - A dead tree stump is an open invitation for termites and white ants to make themselves at home. And if the root ball hasn’t been removed, that home can grow to a small colony very quickly.

Prevent tree decay fungi - If only the spores stayed on the dead tree, rotting away the stump quickly. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with most decay fungi. As they are airborne, the spores can carry to other parts of the garden and with the right combination of oxygen, water and temperature, healthy trees can become victims and start to rot.

Easy maintenance - The fewer obstacles you need to mow around, the easier it is to keep the garden looking neat and tidy. One less area to snipper or strimmer adds up over the years.

Safety - If you’re not a regular mower or gardener, low to the ground stumps simply become trip hazards.

Better space usage - If the stump has been in the garden for a while, it can be difficult to visualise how the area will look without it. When you remove the stump, you get a clearer idea of how best to utilise the space.

Is there a time when you shouldn’t stump grind?

Yes! If you’re on a sloping block and a significant tree is being removed, you may be advised to retain the stump to maintain the stability of the ground. In this case, the stump would be cut as low to the ground as possible, with the grinder removing as much as possible without destabilising the area.

The Benefits Of Stump Grinder

Our domestic or commercial stump grinder:

Remove an eyesore and tripping hazard from your front or backyard

  • Create space for new plants or erecting new structures
  • Eliminate unwanted pests such as termites as well as diseases
  • Promote growth, including new trees

Furthermore, ground stumps create small reusable wood chips which you can use as mulch or to fill in the hole left behind. In addition, grinding stumps is cheaper and easier than removing them. With our stump grinding service, there’s no need to dig a hole larger than the circumference of the stump and no need for a crane to extract it, meaning fewer expenses and less damage to your garden.

Contact Us Today

Stump grinding is not a task that can be taken on by just anyone – it requires skill, experience and the right equipment. Fortunately, Terrific Trees performs stump grinding Sunshine Coast wide, with a team that takes great pride in producing excellent results for our customers. Whether you’re in the Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast & Surrounding Areas, call us today on 0407 919 847 to learn more about our stump grinding and stump removal services, as well as our other services like tree removal and tree lopping. Alternatively, you can send an email to and we will be in touch as soon as possible.