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STUMP GRINDING, TREE REMOVAL, YARD CLEANUP

Winter has finally arrived in Bunbury. Is your property winter ready?

Cotton Palm

The winter season is upon us as low temperatures, rain and strong winds settle in around the South West. If you haven’t already, it is certainly time to check the exterior of your home or property to make sure it is safe. This will not only minimise the risk of potential damage, but help prevent any nasty surprises when venturing outdoors after fierce winter storms or winds.

Trees on your property should be at the top of your list to be inspected. Here are just a few things to look out for when inspecting trees on your property this winter:

  • The angle of the trees
  • The height of the trees
  • The health of the trees

The Angle of The Trees

Trees often don’t grow straight up and down, a little lean can be normal. However, if your tree is leaning more than usual, has a build up of soil on the side opposite the lean or has visible roots around the base of the tree, it is a sure sign the tree may be unstable. An experienced professional will have the expertise to know how to re-stabilise the tree to help redistribute the trees weight evenly again.

The Height of The Trees

Having beautiful large trees is aesthetically pleasing and provides beautiful shade during the summer months. Fast forward a few months to winter and the higher the tree, the bigger the risk of potential damage. The cause of this damage is often lightning and strong winds. If lightning strikes one side of a tree, it may live to see another day, but if a bolt travels through the trunk, damaging wood, bark and roots, it could mean the life of the tree is over.

Strong and gale force winds can cause entire trees to be uprooted or considerable structural damage to occur. Large branches can fall onto roofs, fencing, gutters, sheds, patios or even through windows. Cutting or pruning trees before winter is a job best left to a professional, they have the experience and expertise not to mention the correct equipment to ensure safety too.

The Health of The Trees

While most trees have a long life span, there are many environmental factors that can effect a tree’s health.  These can include not only the rain, wind and storms that winter brings, but also cold weather too. A few signs your tree may be unhealthy include cracks and splits in a trees trunk, fungus around the stump of the tree, splitting or peeling of branches and an uneven growth pattern. A professional has the expertise to identify these warning signs and know when a tree needs attention. Having your trees inspected regularly is the best way to ensure their good health.

Call ARMAC – Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup for all your tree removal and tree pruning needs in Bunbury

Hire a professional and ensure your property is winter ready. With competitive prices, expert advice and over 15 years industry experience, call Ray on 0448 442 477 for a FREE quote and to discuss all your tree removal and tree pruning needs.

Who Can I Use To Have A Cotton Palm Removed?

Cotton PalmDoes your backyard have a certain 1980’s feel to it, complete with an assortment of large palm trees?

Cotton palms are beautiful trees, but they can grow up to 15-20m tall and some have spiky fronds that can cause nasty cuts. The way their fronds cause a dense ‘shag’ skirt below can invite pests and are also a fire hazard, as well as being a threat to biodiversity in bushland, so unless you are committed to maintaining your cotton palms, it’s best to have them removed by a professional.

Armac Stump Grinding are your local, qualified choice when it comes to tree removal and have vast experience in removing palms of all sizes from back and front yards with minimal disturbance to your existing gardens. Ray and his team have the expertise and experience to get the job done affordably, efficiently and on time, so you don’t risk injury or property damage by attempting the job yourself.

  • Safety Guaranteed and Insurance Compliance
  • Fast and Affordable
  • Locally Owned Small Business

Safety Guaranteed and Insurance Compliance

Armac Stump Grinding place the highest importance on safety and focus on completing the job safely every time. They hold all industry accreditations and insurances to ensure they not only carry out the job professionally and to the highest safety standards, but will be compliant with your own insurance requirements.

Fast and Affordable

Cotton Palm Sth Bun2Armac Stump Grinding understand the growing cost of maintenance of your property and strive to keep their prices indicative of the work involved without compromising on customer service and workmanship. The size, location and situation surrounding the tree will determine the cost of the job, however Armac Stump Grinding are always fair and competitive with their pricing.

Locally Owned Small Business

South West residents appreciate a unique assortment of local flora and fauna and Ray and his team recognise and respect the diverse ecosystems of the local community. As a family owned and run small business, Armac Stump Grinding understand the need to support local and to provide exemplary service to ensure return clientele.

Who Can Assist Me With Cottom Palm Removal in the South West?

Armac Stump Grinding can not only assist with the removal of palm trees, but all trees, stumps and yard cleanup services. Call Ray and the team on 0448 442 477 for your free quote today.

Is It Better to Grind A Stump or Remove It?

Collie Cot palms2Whether a tree has fallen or been cut down to the stump, the trees roots will still be attached underground. Depending on the kind of tree it is the stump could start to shoot more growth turning into a tree again.  All trees have a different root system, the rule of little tree, little root system is not always the case. Some trees can be healthy and other trees can start to decay which would mean the tree needs to be removed.

3 Areas in The Tree Removal Stage

  • Removal of the Tree Stump
  • Stump Grinding Process
  • Equipment

Removal of the Tree Stump

As a tree grows so does the root ball, when the root ball expands it can be anywhere from 4-10 times the size of the tree. So, in this case it will make for the stump removal a difficult process. Stump removal can involve the Dardanup Tree2root system needing to be cut and digging the bulk of the stump and lifting the rest away with a crane. Once removed there will be a significant hole where the tree once was.

Stump Grinding Process

Grinding of the tree stump will eliminate having to dig away. After the tree has been cut down to the ground level, the stump grinding process breaks down the stump into smaller pieces and the pieces can then be used as mulch. When the stump is ground it will usually be below the ground surface. Covering this area with dirt will eventually cause the stump to decay, with the root system around it. Be mindful that any removal of tree trunks could disturb the root system, potentially causing damage to paving or structures near by.

Equipment

Specialised equipment is required for the task at hand and sourcing the expertise of a qualified professional will see that your tree is removed safely.

Stump Grinding or Removal?

Depending on the outcome you want, this will make the decision easier, although the process of stump grinding does take less time or if you are going to plant new trees or gardens, then complete removal may be the way to go.

When you need stump grinding or removal, contact the team at Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup on 0448 442 477.

How Deep Can You Stump Grind?

Big stumpWhen you hire a landscaper or tree removalist to cut down trees on your property, the quoted price usually only includes the chopping down of the trees, not the removal of the base or stump. This task is usually left to the property owner, and is a back-breaker to say the least! You can use all means of equipment to try and dig deep enough to pull the stump out, only to end up with a large hole and the stump still firmly embedded in the earth. You need a professional; someone who knows how far to dig and which way to grind to get that stump out easily, and save your back and precious time in the process.

Armac carry all the necessary equipment and experience to remove stumps efficiently and safely, with a minimum of fuss and for an affordable price. They know everything there is to know about stump grinding and can answer all of your queries regarding not only stump grinding, however the safe removal of trees and methods to clean up the site when they are done.

Some of their most common queries relate to the depth and process of removing stumps including:

  • How Deep Can You Grind?
  • Why Can’t you Dig Deeper?
  • What Happens After You’ve Ground Out The Stump?

How Deep Can You Grind?

Standard regulations state that you may only grind a stump 200-300mm below the surrounding ground level. This has just as much to do with the size of the equipment and the blade of the grinder as it does the stump itself. Larger stumps take longer and cost more, as more time and labour is required to grind the stump. The blade is only so big, so little chunks need to be removed, for the safety of both the operator and the maintenance of the equipment.

Why Can’t You Grind Deeper?

Stump goneSurrounding services, such as local water lines, power lines and amenity sources run in the ground, often not obvious to the property owner. These can be damaged if cutting equipment runs too close to them. Footpaths can be damaged if a stump is located at the front of a property, not to mention garden beds and fences that can be costly to replace if damaged by the vibration of large machinery or blades.

What Happens After You’ve Ground Out The Stump?

Armac prides itself on their ability to leave a site like it’s never had a tree there at all. The stump is mulched and the hole is filled, the ground is levelled and work area is left clear and ready for new garden dreams to come true. For a small additional cost, the mulch created from grinding the stump can be removed.

Who Can Help Me Remove A Large Stump?

Armac are your experts in stump removal in the South West. Local specialists operating under strict safety guidelines and standards, Armac are reliable and professional, with competitive pricing and a range of yard services to satisfy all of your needs. For a free quote, phone Ray on 0448 442 477 today.

Signs a Tree is About to Fall?

tree removalWhen there are large trees around housing, fences or cars it is a good idea to keep them maintained by a professional who is better equipped to handle the trees and who has the knowledge with different signs a tree might show to indicate that the tree isn’t in its healthiest state.

Trees can cause thousands of dollars in damages when they come down on roofs, cars or neighbouring properties and if you are not covered by a reputable insurance company. You will also be thanking your lucky stars that no one was in its path when it comes to crashing to a halt.

Areas to Watch with Your Trees

  • Missing Bark or Deep Cracks
  • Leaning Trunks
  • Tight Branch Growth
  • Losing Leaves From the Outside In
  • Dead and Falling Branches

Missing Bark or Deep Cracks

Deep cracks or missing bark may be caused by a disease known as canker, this can cause a tree to break in that spot. If your tree looks healthy but is developing deep cracks this should not be ignored as with any deep cracks are not the sign of a healthy tree.

Leaning Trucks

If you notice a tree leaning more than 15 degrees from strong winds or root damage the whole tree needs to be removed for safety.

Tight Branch Growth

When branches are growing tightly together this is a bad sign. Elm, Maple, Yellow Poplar and Willow trees will break at the forks of stems where weak formations are. Noticing a “V” shaped structure is not healthy and should be more like a “U” for a strong union.

tree removedLosing Leaves from the Outside In

This can be a sign that there are root system problems. As the roots are where the tree gets its nutrients and water from.

Dead and Falling Branches

As the tree is trying to make itself smaller so that has less to feed, big branches could be noticed falling from the tree, more than usual.  Any dead branches should be removed as soon as possible to ensure safety.

When to act on a troublesome Tree

Need help with your trees? For trees of all shapes and sizes Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanups service can help. Armac has expertise with the right equipment and knowledge to help you trim or remove your trees and stumps. Contact Ray on 0448 442 477 for a free quote today.

3 Things To Consider When Having Trees Removed

Tree removalTaking care of trees and their stumps has a bit of science behind it. Trees come in different shapes, heights and have a range of stem and root systems. Having the right tools and equipment will be needed to remove the tree safely and efficiently. If you are having trees removed to plant new trees you need to think ahead.

When you are removing trees you need to consider what will happen in the future.

Preparation for Future Trees

  • Planting of New Trees
  • Watering and Reticulation
  • Maintenance and Conditioning

Planting of New Trees

When placing new plants and trees in the garden it is best to do some research of how big the size of the plant is going to grow to roughly, what kind of soil it is suited to and general health and maintenance will help keep the plant in good condition. Certain trees attract different kinds of insects and are more susceptible to disease.

Watering and Reticulation

All trees and plants need water to live and survive but too much can actually drown them too, so finding the right balance of good soil and a water regime that suits the plant will save costs in the future, keeping the root systems healthy as well. When trees die they are an eyesore and removal can seem difficult. Contacting a professional specialist can ensure that the tree is removed safely and with debris taken away.

Maintenance and Conditioning

Armac Stump Grinding Bandit in ActionIt is important to keep in mind what maintenance of trees will be needed to the safeguard passing traffic, pedestrians, houses and fencing, depending on the location of where they are, have you considered the size the new trees will grow too, such as a small cottage block will not be suitable for a large tree with a big canopy.

It goes without saying that you care for something it will help it grow and trees and plants are no different. Keeping plants and trees trimmed will stop overgrowth and plant life taking over areas that are not wanted eg over neighbour fences.

For Professional Tree and Stump Removal Services

Contact Ray at Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanups on 0448 442 477 or 9797 0942 for a no fuss, no obligation quote. 

How much does Stump Grinding Cost

Armac Stump Grinding-3When it comes to stump grinding there are many things that can affect the removal cost. Stumps are not all the same just the same as trees are not the same. The price for stump grinding will depend on the sort of ground that is around the stump, access to the area and other factors.

Getting a quote will give you an idea of what you will be looking at when it comes to pricing and the size of the stump in metres will be a different costing as it requires extra work and excavation.

What Is Involved with The Cost?

  • Size of the Stump
  • Filling of Holes
  • Machinery Used
  • Access to the Stump

Size of the Stump

Trees come in different sizes and so do their stumps, the density of a stump will also be different, for instance removing a stump of a healthy tree to a rotten one will take different measures for removal. From small to large will depend on what is also required when grinding. Another area that will affect the costing is whether you are looking to have a tree and its stump removed or the stump only as the tree has already been cut down?

Filling of Holes

Once the tree and stump are removed, it is for good safety that the hole is filled and depending on the kind of tree stump that is being ground, this hole could be of a significant depth. Having a hole filled looks more appealing a tidier after the grinding work has been done and you will be left with a clean space to work with again.

Stump removalMachinery Used

If ground that the grinder needs to go through is of concrete, stone or other kinds of surface consistency then the wear on the grinding teeth will be different, Correct machinery is specifically selected for the certain task at hand.

Access to the Stump

As stumps come in different shapes and sizes, so do front and backyards, there could be garden beds, pools, other trees, fencing and gates to be considered to get the job done, without minimal disruption.

Need a No Fuss Obligation Free Quote?

Armac knows their Stumps! With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, no task is too hard.

For pricing very competitive and affordable. Contact Ray at Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Clean ups on 0448 442 477.

Who Can Remove My Garden Bed?

Removal of garden bedWhen it comes to renovating your front or backyard; you will want a completely vacated piece of land to work with, there are quite a few processes to go through before getting the job completed.

  • Do you need high extra equipment?
  • Have the time to spend out there getting it all cleaned up?
  • Are there trees or stumps that need removing?

If you would like to save yourself some time and money, contacting a professional who is able to do tree removal, stump grinding and earthworks you will save you money by having everything done at once by 1 contractor.

What Considerations Are Needed for Yard Cleanups?

  • Borders, Trees and Stumps Removal
  • Underground Services
  • Garden Beds Removal
  • Earthworks

Borders, Trees and Stumps RemovalTree removed by Armac

You need a contractor with experience so the job is done correctly the first time. Armac have been removing trees of all different shapes and sizes since 1999 and with this experience can remove roots and all leaving you with a blank canvas to work with. If garden borders or limestone walls need to be removed this too is all part of the service.

Underground Services

Working together closely with nearby neighbours or officials for gas lines, water or electricity will give you peace of mind that certain structures are not damaged through the works process.

Garden Beds Removal

All plants and soil can be removed and discarded appropriately so the new soil can be added for new garden beds.

Earthworks

Earthwork

When the unwanted trees, stumps and garden removal has taken place, the process to clear away all debris and level off the surface gives you a clear space to start work on your fabulous new yard and with all rubbish is disposed of in the correct way.

When It Comes to Yard Cleanups Who Should You Call?

Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard Cleanup have the expertise and professionalism to deal with all sorts of yards, trees and stumps. For a free onsite quote call Ray today on 0448 442 477 and get your garden ready to have it how you have always wanted it to be.

Why Can’t You Give Me A Stump Grinding Price Over the Phone?

Unsightly stumpWhen a tree is removed down to the stump it is best to go another step further and remove the stump itself as well.

Having a stump covered over could cause rotting to happen and harbour insects such as termites, ants and other pests that could lead to bigger problems in the future and could damage nearby vegetation along with it.

Armac has been removing trees and grinding stumps since 1999 and with this experience can remove trees, roots and all leaving your premise cleared for your next project.

Things to consider about your Stump Grinding

  • Underground Services
  • Size of the Stump
  • Where it is located
  • Accessibility
  • What Type

Didn’t areas need to have different considerations this is why we can’t give you a stump grinding price over the phone.

Underground Services

Nothing is what it seems on the surface, that is why Armac will work closely with nearby farmers and rural properties to minimise the chances of damaging important infrastructure.

Size of the Stump

No tree is the same and either is the root system, so assessing first the shape and size of the stump will ensure the right equipment is used for the removal of your stump.

Where it is located

Stump removalTrees can grow in all shapes and sizes and sometimes homes can be built around the trees so when one is removed all areas need to be taken in consideration and if stumps are near pipework then these areas need to be isolated first.

Accessibility

If stumps are to be accessed in the backyards, the best possible access areas will need to be organised for equipment to be able to get the stump removed.

What Type

Certain trees have wider stumps, short or longer root systems and depending on the condition of the stump the removal will determine the process. If there is fencing nearby, pipework these are all factors to consider.

For an obligation free quote for all your stump grinding

Armac Stump Grinding and Tree removals and Yards clean up are your reliable professional operators in the industry. Contact Armac on 0448 442 477 for your free quote today.

How Low Does A Stump Need to Be To Be Ground

Stump removalWhen a tree is removed you will be left with what is called the stump. Even though you are glad the tree is removed the stump and the root system could still cause a problem.

Whilst the stump is still protruding out of the ground certain activities will still need to be done around the stump like mowing the lawn. Not to mention the added pests that will source a home in your remaining tree stump.

Stumps can sometimes be left in the most inconvenient of places if your stump is in the location of a garden bed, it will be difficult to grow new vegetation and plant life in the spot until the stump and all is removed.

From Tree to Stump

  • What we can cut off
  • Trim to Size
  • Cut from Ground Level

What we can cut off

We can trim and remove any loose or low hanging branches and make your tree look more presentable.

Removing stump made easyIf your trees have been broken and destroyed by bad weather and unfortunately can’t stay where they are any more the whole tree may need to be removed down to the stump.

Trim to Size

When tree branches are not maintained by keeping them tidy they can pose an electrical hazard when interfering with powerlines which could promote a fire. If this can’t be maintained, it would be a good idea to get the tree removed for the future safety.

Cut from the Ground Level

Even when the tree has been cut to a stump the process to create the yard space will only best be achieved when the complete stump has been removed.

Choose the Professionals in The Industry

Armac Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Yard cleanup are the professionals when it comes to all your stump grinding, tree removals and earthworks. Servicing areas of Collie, Harvey, Capel, Brunswick, Bunbury, Eaton and Australind. Contact Ray today on 0448 442 477.