We remove nuisance and dead trees and tree stumps from gardens and other land in and around Carlisle, Wigton, Brampton, the North Lakes, the Eden Valley and along the Solway Coast, as well as parts of south-west Scotland and east-Northumbria.
We provide free quotes with no obligation for tree and tree stump removal.
When trees are felled by human intervention or fall naturally, the remaining stumps should be removed as soon as possible to prevent suckering and fungal root rots. Admittedly, tree stumps are generally large, heavy and stubborn and should be displaced professionally with the right equipment and technique.
If tree stumps are left, and potentially even used as a feature, it can result in a process called suckering where new shoots grow from the remaining trunk and its roots. That said, stumps which are completely dead won't generate suckers, but they can facilitate root diseases like honey fungus. On balance, we recommend that stumps are removed to alleviate all possible risks.
There are a number of ways to remove tree stumps. Stumps from smaller trees can often be removed with a winch. Sometimes 'grubbing out' by hand or with a mechanical mini-excavator is effective, and generally removes the majority of the tree's root system.
Alternatively, 'stump grinders' are often used to mechanically whittle away the main root plate, leaving fine sawdust to be cleared. It is a potentially hazardous process and should really only be undertaken by gardeners confident that they can use machinery safely. This process may result in some roots being be left in the ground, but the vast majority should eventually rot down and disappear.
We believe it is important to only consider removing a tree for valid and justifiable reasons. Stump removal is obviously a less divisive issue as the damage to the once healthy tree is already done.
The removal of a living tree is never a solution we recommend with great relish, but it can be a necessary part of maintaining a healthy and safe garden. We can help you consider which options are best for your circumstances, both practically and morally with the environment in mind.
Depending on the reason for the removal of a tree, it is always a virtuous task to plant a new tree in its place.
To do this, it is wise to remove as much of the sawdust as possible and fill the hole created by the tree's removal with topsoil. If a significant amount of sawdust became mixed up with with the existing soil it is recommended to add nitrogenous fertiliser before planting a new tree to offset the changes of problems with nutrient lockup.
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