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.



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.


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.

Who can Spring Clean my Yard?

Treee removalSpring is around the corner, it is the time to get your garden and yard tidied up from too many leaves or tree branches that may have come down making your front and back yard look less than appealing.

When these maintenance jobs need to be done, there is no need put them on the back burner until your able to accomplish the task. Contact the expertise who are only too happy to do a clean-up for you.

To save time and energy contact Armac who has all the equipment to help in the situation and complete the job from the beginning to end leaving you with the space you are needing.

Areas for your Spring Clean?

  • Tree and Branches
  • Stump Grinding
  • Earth Works

Trees and Branches

If your trees have taken a battering from the winter winds and left branches around your yard or partly broken off trees that need to be removed, these can easily be collected and trimmed and taken away for you.

EarthworksStump Grinding

Has a tree in your yard fallen onto a fence line or broken and looks like it needs to be removed, then Armac have the right tools and equipment and can remove the tree and grind stumps leaving you with free space again to utilise for something else.


When wanting to make extra space for a driveway, shed, drainage or just general yard clean-ups, earthworks is the way to go to ensure levelling and preparation of your ground ready for your project.

For a No Fuss Obligation Free Quote

Armac will give you the professional friendly service you need with a very affordable prices for all your tree removals, firebreaks, driveway preparations and earthworks.

Contact Ray at Armac today on 0448 442 477.

Storm Clean Up With Armac

Tree removedHave the wild winter storms left your yard a little worse for wear? Have you got fallen branches that need removing from  your yard or still hanging from your trees? From fallen branches to large fallen trees, Armac can assist you with your yard clean-ups to get your garden looking Spring ready in no time.

Armac are so much more than just stump removal specialists, they can assist with all areas of yard cleanup and tree removal. Armac also carry all necessary 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.

  • Branch and Debris Removal
  • Earthworks for Future Plans
  • Tree Lopping and Stumping Grinding

Branch and Debris Removal

Wild winds can result in branches, both large and small, breaking off from larger trees and ending up in your yard. Not only is this a safety concern, it can be unsightly and inconvenient when the storms pass. Removing larger branches that have broken away, or are still swinging, from trees in your yard requires them being cut down and removed safely and correctly to avoid any further damage.

Earthworks for Future Plans

EarthworkDid the excessive rain have you contemplating some garden changes? Maybe you realised you need extra drainage or that you don’t really want all that water creating a small lake at your back door? Armac carry out earthworks for garden renovations and landscaping that ensure the space is left clean and ready for you to create new, improved garden features.

Tree Lopping and Stump Grinding

Large trees that looked innocent in the sunshine of summer can also show their true colours when winter storms push them close to power lines. If you’ve noticed your large trees are getting far too close for comfort, or that they are getting too big or old to withstand the weather much longer, Armac are able to safely and efficiently remove the tree and it’s stump to allow for your peace of mind.

Who Can Assist Me With Storm Clean Up In The South West?

Armac are your local, affordable choice for yard clean-ups, tree removal and stump grinding throughout the South West. Don’t let the winter storms get you down; Armac are only a phone call away.
Call Ray today on 0448 442 477 for your free, onsite quote.

How Long Does It Take to Grind a Stump?

Stump removal in BusseltonWhen deciding to remove tree stumps from your property, it pays to be well informed before you decide on a contractor and when to get it done. The length of time it will take to remove the stump is significant as you need to know if you will be inconvenienced at all and how long it will take to have a clear space for your new garden or earthwork plans.

Armac carry all the necessary equipment and experience to remove stumps efficiently and safely, with a minimum of fuss and for an affordable price. Widely experienced in all areas of tree removal, stump grinding, earth works and yard cleanup, Armac can assist with all enquiries to keep you informed as to how long it will take to grind out your tree stumps.

Grinding a stump will depend on a few factors, including:

  • Size of the Stump
  • Location of the Stump
  • Condition of the Stump

Size of the Stump

If a stump is of a significant size, it will take longer the grind out. Stump grinding blades come in only one size and when the stump is removed, it produces a significant amount of mulch, which can be spread around your garden or taken away from the site for a small additional cost. Large stumps take longer because the workload is increased in duration.

Location of Stump

Armac in ActionEven if your tree stump is small, it may be hard to access. Stumps that are embedded behind retaining walls, near other established garden or close to fence lines are tricky to get to so will take a little longer to grind out. It may also take longer in labour time to manoeuvre around the obstacles and safety equipment to be set up to remove the stump.

Condition of the Stump

A brand new stump from a tree that has been freshly removed will undoubtedly still be moist and hard, whereas an aged stump may have been weathered and be slightly softer. If the stump is hard yakka to grind, this will inevitably take longer to remove, whereas if the wood is dry and easily broken up, the job should be much quicker.

Looking to have tree stumps removed at your place?

Look no further than Armac! Friendly, professional service at affordable prices and safe, efficient workmanship to get the job done right and fast. Call Ray today on 0448 442 477 for a free, onsite quote.

Bracing For The Storm with Armac Stump Grinding

Cutting treesAs winter sets in around the South West, so do the storms. To ensure your property is safe from extensive damage and your family is safe from harm, it may be time to get the professionals in to assess your property’s trees and surrounding flora. Trees, branches, shrubs and debris lying around can be picked up by strong wind gusts and cause irreparable damage to your home and injury to the people around them.

Armac are your local, fully insured and accredited experts in tree removal, stump grinding and yard clean-ups. Whether it is clearing your yard from old trees to make new space or removing trees completely to minimise risk to your home anywhere in the South West, Ray and his team have the expertise and experience to get the job done affordably, efficiently and on time.

Some of the pre-emptive measures to take to ensure your home’s safety in storm season include:

  • Prune and Remove Low Lying Branches
  • Clear Yard Rubbish
  • Remove Large Dangerous Trees

Prune and Remove Low Lying Branches

Branches that scrape and whip against your roof, windows and walls during a storm will not only scare everyone inside, they also pose a serious safety threat. Heavier branches are prone to snapping and falling onto house roof, causing extensive damage and possibly causing you to have to evacuate your home.

Clear Yard Rubbish

Bits of yard rubbish, twigs, dead branches and other potential flying hazards are all simply lying in wait for the big wind gust that will pick them up and throw them through your windows. Carrying out an intensive yard cleanup not only clears spaces for new garden adventures, renovations or building and garden projects, they are also beneficial in moving possible flying objects out of the danger zone.

Remove Large Dangerous Trees

Armac Stump Grinding Bandit in ActionWhen it comes to damage to homes, cars, fences and utility services, one of the biggest culprits are large trees. Getting them pruned every year may not be enough when the tree becomes a hazard and has grown too close to power lines or the roots start lifting up house foundation and paving. The bigger the tree, the more the wind will shake it and if the trunk snaps and it lands on your house roof or car, that’s an extremely costly accident! Give yourself peace of mind that the large trees on your property aren’t a safety hazard and get them assessed by Armac Stump Grinding.

Who Can Help Me With Pre-Storm Cleanups and Preparation?

Armac strive to provide efficient and cost-effective service, with reliable and honest local small business service. We will never tell you to remove a tree unnecessarily and always leave our work sites immaculate and safe. Call Ray today for a free quote on 0448 442 477.