Stump Grinding & Stump Removal West Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire



Upon the successful removal of a tree, you will most certainly be left with a stump. That said, you only really have three suitable options, you can leave it to rot naturally over time, you can use ECO-PLUGS to prevent re-growth, or you can choose to have it removed immediately using a stump grinder. 

Most clients prefer the latter as they wish to reclaim any lost space through turfing, re-landscaping, suitable replanting, or even building. Alternatively, stumps can become unsightly, so they may want the stump removed for purely aesthetic reasons.

Stump grinders are amazingly efficient machines but if operated incorrectly can cause significant damage, injury or in the worst case death. All our stump grinding operators are fully insured for any eventuality and hold all the necessary qualifications to use these powerful machines safely. You will also be pleased to know, that our Stump Grinding operatives have undergone CAT and genny (cable avoidance) training through CISTC, which helps us to avoid potential damage to underground cables, wires or services.

Owing to the combination of an expert team and our fleet of versatile stump grinders, CHAS approved Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd can remove pretty much any stumps in any location. We utilise a large tracked stump grinding machine for any larger stumps where access is ample. Where access is tight, we can always use one of our smaller grinders, such as the predator 360, which measures 26 inches in width and can fit through most doorways, side gates etc. For those rare occasions where even the 360 is too big, we can employ our handheld Alpine Magnum, the smallest of grinders, which can be carried through properties and used on steep inclines.

As per industry standards, we generally grind the tree stump buttress to a maximum depth of 300mm below ground level. If you require the stump to be ground deeper or have lateral roots that need grinding, this must be discussed with us at the quotation stage and agreed to through a description on the written quote.

With our comprehensive stump grinding Sussex wide and beyond, you can rest assured that the whole experience will be trouble-free from start to finish. We always prefer to conduct a site visit to assess the job in person, but can also provide accurate estimates using pictures, measurements and descriptions. Furthermore, we understand how busy life can be, and that’s why always we try to be as flexible as possible, even carrying out stump removals without the client’s presence. 

Over our years of trading, Foremans Tree Specialists Ltd have removed countless stumps across the southeast, often providing professional stump removal in HorshamCrawleyChichester and Petworth, but more generally throughout West Sussex, East, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

So if you have one, two or any number of stumps you need grinding safely and professionally with minimum disruption to your day, Contact Us at your earliest convenience and a member of the team will be happy to help. 

**Please note, not only is our service second to none, but we also offer some of the most competitive pricing around and can provide significant discounts for multiple stumps at the same location.

Other less effective and hazardous stump removal techniques include:

  • Digging out a stump: Unless you have the use of an excavator, digging a stump out is hugely labour intensive and if the stump is substantial and or deep-rooted may not be achievable. Digging the stump out will also cause a great deal of ground disturbance, potentially damaging patios, driveways, walls, drains or utilities.
  • Burning out a stump: The burning out of a tree stump is seldom practical and rarely works, not to mention it can be dangerous to the surroundings and poses a risk to health and safety.
  • Chemical Stump Remover: Chemical stump remover is similar to ECO-PLUGSin that it will only prevent re-growth and may accelerate the decay process. In comparison to ECO-PLUGS, chemical stump remover can be hazardous to the environment, and you must be sure to keep all animals children and away from the treated area for some time. If the remover is ingested, it can cause severe illness or potentially death. ECO-PLUGS keep the chemicals contained within the stump, so avoid contact or consumption.



Oliver Foreman was excellent. He arrived on time every day, was polite and responsive to questions and requests for extra work while on site. He and the men who worked for him cleared away completely before leaving each day. Most importantly, the quality of the tree felling, hedge cutting,  general shrub and stump removal was first class. I cannot recommend Foremans Tree Specialists more highly.

Review from Katherine, GU27

Oliver and his team turned up on time worked hard all day in a small garden taking two 30ft conifers down. Clean tidy and very efficient highly recommend them.

Review from Robin, GU47

Excellent prompt response to my enquiry. Arrived to assess work at the exactly promised time, submitted quote within 24 hours. Work done on mutually agreed date and to our complete satisfaction. Would certainly use Oliver’s services again and can fully recommend them.

Review from Marilyn, GU24

Oliver and his colleague did an outstanding job on the silver birch in my back garden, it now has a good shape to it and now lets a lot more sunlight onto my lawn, which is just what I needed. They also removed the ivy which was slowly choking the tree.

Review from Richard, GU9

Did a fantastic job on my damson tree. Left it with a beautiful round shape and cut back some larger branches in a way that will ensure it will grow back into a lovely shape. Left garden clean and tidy. Nice guys. Will be using again.

Review from Donna, GU14

Super friendly and competent tree surgeon. I Will definitely use him again in future…he even left the garden tidier than when he arrived!

Review from David GU2

We got 3 quotes which were all very similar. We are very pleased with our choice. Most impressed with the work ethic, it was a big job with some very large trees to remove which took 3 days to complete. They were completely undeterred by the torrential rain on the second day, managed to Keep working and the job was finished on time. We will be using them again.

Review from Martin, GU47

Oliver and his team did an excellent job of felling a large leylandii tree from my garden. His price was very competitive, he was quick to answer questions by email, and turned up to do the job promptly. The tree was taken down in sections over two days, all the waste material was removed and the guys did a thorough job of cleaning the site afterwards. Highly recommended.

Review from Robert, TW12, Your Content Goes Here

Really nice guy, would definitely recommend and use again.

Review from Charlie, GU7

Oliver made an excellent job of cutting our tree. He was very knowledgeable and I was very confident he knew what he was doing. I cannot wait to see how the tree responds to this trim in the spring! There were a lot of cuttings to dispose of and he even “hoovered” the lawn afterwards! A very tidy job well priced, and would definitely use him again.

Review from Alison, GU2

Excellent job, very knowledgeable, skilful and helpful. Was prepared to wait for the right season to work, according to the trees we were dealing with. Punctual, tidy & efficient. Would have no hesitation in asking them back for further work and have already recommended to neighbours! Thanks :)

Review from Lesley TW14

All you need, quotes an acceptable price, turns up on time, does a great job and clears up both my garden and my neighbours. Many thanks for a job well done. Will certainly retain your number.

Review from Alex, GU15

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