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Stump Grinding Vs Stump Removal for Witney Landowners

Grindforce are based in Witney and we have many customers in our home town who have previously used our stump grinding and tree root grinding services. We are often asked if stump grinding is the same thing as stump removal or tree root removal. While there are some notable differences, the outcome of each type of work tends to be the same.


To ensure our Witney customers are completely aware of all aspects concerning tree root grinding and tree root removal, we’ve taken the time to provide clarity in the content below. We hope this information is of use to you, and helps you to gain a much clearer understanding of stump grinding, stump removal and all of our related services.


Stump Grinding – Stump Grinding, or tree root grinding as many people in our field refer to it, sees tree remnants cut to below-ground level at your Witney property using specialist machinery. After backfilling, the stump is ground down to make chippings and these are left behind so that they can be used as a mulch for suppressing weeds or for ground cover.


Stump Removal – Stump removal, or tree root removal, sees the entire stump and root ball removed from land and sites in the Witney area. This process is more complex than stump grinding, and tends to be more expensive because of the amount of labour involved. This type of work can also leave a large hole in the ground if the root system is sizeable.

Should I Choose Stump Grinding or Stump Removal?

At Grindforce, we will usually recommend stump grinding over stump removal because the work involved is easier, quicker and nearly always less expensive for our valued Witney customers. Because chippings are used to backfill the ground area, tree root grinding is a much better option because it won’t leave a gaping hole in the grounds of your property.


If you find yourself torn between tree root grinding and tree root removal, we’ll discuss the available options and help you make a more informed decision. Grindforce have innovative stump grinding machinery available which works well in hard-to-access areas, and this makes the practice particularly advantageous in comparison to complete stump removal.


We remind land and property owners in Witney that stump grinding and tree root removal services are carried out safely and ethically at all times. Tree root grinding provides the same environmental benefits as stump removal, and we only use biodegradable oils in the operation of our stump grinding equipment so that customers feel 100% reassured.

If you want to find out more about tree root grinding and tree root removal for any project in the Witney area, call Grindforce now on 01993 883938 or 07754 738422



39 Pinsley Road

Long Hanborough



OX29 8JQ


01993 883938

07754 738422