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Taking Out Trees and Tree Stumps to Create a New Driveway or Patio

June 18, 2024

Homeowners’ needs change, and adding pathways or patios is a great way to make better use of your garden. But what about when a tree—or tree stump—is in the area that you want to pave?

Trees play an important part in garden life, providing structure, acting as natural shields, and encouraging wildlife, but trees can also halt plans to redesign your garden.

Trees are often planted alongside a house to provide privacy and break up the appearance of walls. These areas can also be valuable pathways that give better access to gardens and provide excellent storage for items such as bins or even bikes.

Taking up large shrubs and trees can be more complex than initially thought. While lowering the tree to ground height is one thing, this can only be done to a certain level, leaving the tree stump sticking out.

Moving a tree stump to create a driveway or path
The only solution to successfully installing a driveway or path is usually to have the stump removed, leaving a clear area to work with.

There are situations where trees can be maintained and paved around to significant effect, but when the tree sits directly in the middle of the pathway, action will be needed to accommodate the change.

Rather than hacking frustratingly at the tree’s remnants, it makes sense to call in a tree surgeon who can use professional equipment to move the stump effectively.

Taking the entire stump is essential to avoid ground movement in future years, which could damage the path or driveway.

Tree stump removal
Tree stumps can be removed to accommodate a driveway, patio, or path. If the stump is small enough, it can either be dug out or, more commonly, removed by stump grinding.

This involves using specialist machinery to grind down the stump, turning it into wood chips or sawdust. This job is best left to the professionals as the machinery can be dangerous if not used properly.

Vergo is fully trained in using stump grinders and has insurance in place.

Please get in touch with us if you are considering installing a patio, driveway, or garden path but need a tree or tree stump removed.

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