Tree Stump Grinding with Termites in Ipswich

Chloe Tree Stump Termites, Video

Tree Stump Grinding with Termites in Ipswich.

A common question we get asked here at Just Stumpgrinding in relation to termites is, what is better? “Do we poison or tree stump grind first?”. Here at Just Stumpgrinding, we do recommend poisoning the termites first. Call a professional pest control specialist or you can go to Bunning’s to get a termite treatment. Usually, it takes a week for termite solutions to work. We follow up and stump grind the tree stump. If you would like to be extra cautious we do recommend removing any mulch left over after the stump grind and placing in the bin.

We thought this video was incredible because it shows the live termites close up and active in the middle of the tree stump.

Making the environment less appealing to termites

  • Ventilation of the sub-floor area reduces the moisture content of the air and prevents condensation of water on the wood.
  • Leaking drainage and water pipes should be fixed to avoid providing the soil moisture termites require.
  • Natural seepage may be reduced by the installation of subterranean drains.
  • Removing old pieces of timber around the house and yard.
  • Removing tree stumps to reduce food sources reduces pressure on your property.

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Gum Tree Stump Grind in Ipswich

Chloe Mulch, Stump Grinding Access

The above image is from a Gum tree stump grind job in Ipswich. Gum tree stumps are a hardwood type, however, our Kanga stump grinding machine was able to convert this stump into a lovely pile of organic mulch.

This tree stump grind took roughly around an hour to complete with our operator being mindful of the deck posts sitting close to the stump.

Take a look at the progress shots below –

If you have a tree stump you would like removed give Just Stumpgrinding a call today.

Fig Tree Stump Grinding in Brisbane

Chloe Mulch, Root Systems

Fig Tree Stump in Brisbane

Just Stumpgrinding receives multiple calls throughout the week for stump grinding enquiries. The above example is of a fig tree stump grind in Brisbane. The tree stump was immediately adjacent to the customer’s deck. Roots were growing under the building.

You can see in the above picture the typical vigorous, invasive fig tree root system. These roots will grow where they want to grow. This can, unfortunately, result in damaged sewer/water pipes, and cause damage to building/housing structures. This customer wanted to remove the tree and grind the stump and fig tree root systems to remove the risk of the roots causing any damage to the house. 

Fig Tree Stump in Brisbane

Fig Tree stump Grind in Brisbane

There was a decent amount of organic mulch created by our stump grinder because of the density of the fig tree stump. This organic useable mulch is great for your garden beds and does break down over time. Please note Just Stumpgrinding doesn’t have the facilities to remove anything from the site. The operator would complete this job by raking all mulch into a pile and blowing all sawdust from the deck area.

Large Gum Tree Stump

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Last week Just Stumpgrinding was called to a job in Ipswich. This was to provide a quote to remove a large gum stump to the side of the property. They were unable to use an excavator to pull this tree stump out due to risk of damaging the fence and neighbour’s embankment. The customer was happy with the free quote so we ended up completing the work on the spot.

Gum tree stump in Ipswich with grinder

Our operator was able to tie up a tarp to cover the window on the side of the house. Before using the stump grinder. You can also see in the first photo that the operator has used the barrier to reduce the amount of mulch and dust towards that area.

We were able to take progress shots throughout the stump grind being completed. And luckily we did! We were able to capture this fantastic perspective of the inside of a gum tree stump. Incredible to see the tree roots, how they sit in the ground and the stability they provide for the tree.

Inside of a tree stump in Ipswich
Gum tree roots
Leftover gum stump with stump grinder

You can see in the above photo the stump has completely been ground up. The operator will pull all the mulch into a neat pile and that’s another tree stump grinder job completed here at Just Stumpgrinding.

Tree Stump Grinding with Underground Services

Chloe Stump Grinding Challenges, Stump Grinding Hazards

Tree stump near water main

Last week Just Stumpgrinding had a great example of dealing with underground services. Our operator could see the mains water box at the front of the property, which looked as though the water would run very close to where the tree stump was positioned.

The picture shows the water mains box open with the stump in the background. If you look closely, you can see the copper water pipe running to the right of the stump on the surface. (Don’t always assume underground services sit deeply underground). As the operator knew precisely where that water pipe was positioned, he was able to grind safely without hitting the water. If your stumps are located at the front of your property, we ask that you thoroughly check the property for existing underground services before we attend site. Feel free to check out our other post which goes into more detail around site hazards when stump grinding.

Tree stump in Chapel Hill

Cheap Tree Stump Grinding? Could be Nasty.

Chloe Root Systems, Standard

We may not be the cheapest tree stump grinding company in Brisbane. However, we do

  • Guarantee all our work and fix it for free – if you aren’t satisfied with the stump grinding work completed, or part of a stump has been missed we will send our operator back to site to fix the job for free
  • Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority
  • We take care of our equipment and environment – we want to ensure we are leaving the site clean & tidy. Our operator carries around a blower, rake and shovel. We want to make sure we have all the equipment necessary to leave a work site clean
  • Family run business – here at Just Stumpgrinding we are family run business. Reputation is at stake – please see what our customers have to say about us 
Moogerah Tree Stump

Can we tree stump grind in the rain?

Chloe Stump Grinding Challenges, Video

With all the wet weather around lately, we have been getting asked a lot whether we can still operate in the rain. Stump grinding is a service which is completed outside. No one wants to be standing on the back/operating a machine in the pouring rain. It can add a significate risk factor depending on the situation. eg, if the stump is on a hill/angle – stump grinding machine could slip, tip and fall. We also don’t want to cause any damage to your property. This includes churning up grass if we need to drive across a yard to get to a stump. Impairs visibility for our operator, which can put him at risk.

However, if you have a stump sitting next to your driveway and we can get our machine to drive down the driveway not causing any damage to grass/turf of dirt then we are okay to go ahead.

Tree Stump Grinding in the rain can be a challenge.

Tight Spot Tree Stump Grinding in Kangaroo Point

Chloe Stump Grinding Access, Stump Grinding Hazards, Tight Spot Stump Grinding

Tight Spot Tree Stump Grinding
Builder’s trench created a difficult & some tight spot stump grinding in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

We received a call from a builder where he had come up against a difficult situation involving a tree stump. A lack of planning created a more difficult and more expensive stump grinding job. We had to set up our aluminium ramps to straddle the trench.

This added more risk as the stump grinding machine could have fallen into the trench. As the wall was quite soft there was also a risk of the trench collapsing.

In short, when there are tree stumps involved ring us first. This will save you lots of time, money and stress.

The challenge with quoting over the phone

Brian Portable Hand Held Stump Grinder, Quote, Stump Grinding Access

Recently we went to a job where a customer had been given a price by another stump grinding company over the phone. When we inspected the job our price was more than double. It turned out the other company turned up to do the job but all of a sudden the machine broke down before he could start. We carry three different sized stump grinders for a reason. It makes us more efficient and allows us to grind any stump requested by us. We get to the job site and realise access is very limited and only possible with our small portable hand held stump grinder. As you can imagine the customer is assuming the price would be similar if not the same amount originally quoted by the other company. After explaining the situation and our three different stump grinders to the customer he completely understood why our price is double. Our customer thought it was fair, and reasonable and wanted us to go ahead with the job. Access has more of a significant impact on pricing than the size of the stump.

Stump Grinder Ramps

Chloe Stump Grinding Access


We always ensure we carry around aluminum ramps to all our jobs. In situations like the above, we can easily use the ramps to drive our largest machine up onto a garden bed. Using our larger grinder to have the job completed quicker.

Tree Stump Grind In Sherwood

Chloe Mulch

Tree Stump Grind in SherwoodTree Stump Grind In Sherwood

Our client needed a tree stump removed in Sherwood. The centre of the tree had rotted out. It was fortunate the tree was removed as it was very weak. The second photo shows the finished product. A nice pile of mulch. This is perfect to use on garden beds.