What Is Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing tree stumps from a property using specialized equipment. The equipment consists of a cutting wheel with carbide teeth that grinds the stump down to below ground level. 

This process leaves the area ready for seed or sod, and eliminates the tripping hazard and insect habitat that stumps can provide. It also improves the appearance of the property, giving your customers a cleaner and more visually appealing outdoor space. 

Overall, stump grinding can provide a range of benefits for property owners, including enhanced safety, improved aesthetics, and reduced risk of insect infestations.

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Our arborists provide you with the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about your trees. They help you understand the full picture and give accurate advice. 


We want you to feel confident and reassured when you encounter our team for the first time. You can trust us to provide quality service on the Gold Coast that's unmatched by other companies.


We're dedicated to providing prompt, reliable, and courteous service. We arrive on time and we finish the job with care and respect for your property.

All trees may require different treatment and methods.
Consider getting an expert to assess your situation and determine the best course of action.

What Are The Benefits Of Stump Grinding?

Stump grinding can bring a lot of benefits to property owners. It can help prevent unwanted sprout growth and insect infestations, both of which can be a nuisance for homeowners to maintain. In addition, it can greatly improve the appearance of a property. Tree stumps can detract from the overall aesthetic and can be a tripping hazard. By eliminating stumps, it creates a cleaner and more polished look for your yard, making it safer to walk around. Stump grinding can be a smart choice for anyone looking to improve their property and take the best care of it. Some of the benefits of stump grinding are:

  • Preventing unwanted sprout growth and insect infestations
  • Greatly improving the appearance of a property by eliminating unsightly stumps
  • Creating a cleaner and more polished look for your yard
  • Eliminating tripping hazards
  • Smart choice for anyone looking to improve their property and take the best care of it.

Save Yourself The Hassle.

Say goodbye to the hard work and effort of tree stump grinding. Leave it to our professional team to expertly grind and remove the stumps efficiently, leaving your property pristine and ready for new growth. Trust in our stump grinding services to handle the dirty work while you focus on what truly matters. We have the equipment and expertise to get the job done right and save you the hassle.




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When considering the cost of removing a tree, it’s easy to think that you can save money by doing the work yourself. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Removing a tree can be a hazardous endeavour without the proper experience and equipment.

Our friendly team are the best tree removalists on the Gold Coast and can identify any problematic trees and remove them quickly and efficiently.


When it comes to stump grinding, don’t settle for anything less than the best.
Pro Tree Works is your total solution for all Stump Grinding and Tree Management needs.

As one of the most experienced stump grinding companies on the Gold Coast, we are equipped, insured, and experienced to handle any residential or commercial project. We can handle any size job, from small residential stumps to large-scale commercial projects. No matter what your stump grinding needs are, we're the dependable, reliable, and professional choice.

We're stump grinding specialists equipped and insured to handle your stump grinding or tree management project with the best equipment and expertise that ensure efficient and effective removal of stumps, leaving your property clean. Trust us to take care of the dirty work while you focus on what truly matters.

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Certified Arborists

If you have trees on your property, it's a good idea to seek the advice of an arborist, commonly known as tree doctors, or tree surgeons. An arborist is trained in the care of trees and can give you expert advice on how to maintain them. An arborist can also help you decide whether or not tree work is needed, such as pruning or removing certain trees.

We specialise in:

  • Dangerous Tree Removal
  • Tree cutting and shaping
  • Dead tree / dying tree removal
  • Palm Tree Removal and Pruning
  • Tree Removal and Pruning
  • Block Clearances
  • Stump Grinding and Removal
  • Mulch Sales

We are licensed to perform high risk tree services and our equipment registration and certifications are complete and up to date. Give us a call and we will make an assessment of your garden and advise you which trees are high-risk and unsafe, and which are thriving and healthy.

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Safe and Professional Stump Removal Services

Stump removal can be a challenging task, and it's important to have the right experience and equipment to handle it safely. At Professional Tree Works Pty Ltd, we are fully trained and equipped to handle any stump removal project, big or small. Our team of experts can safely remove any stump on your property without causing damage to your property or putting anyone in danger.

It's important to keep in mind that tree stumps can be a tripping hazard and can also attract pests, that's why it's a good idea to consider removing stumps on your property. Our team will efficiently grind the stump down below the ground level and remove any debris, leaving your property clean, safe, and ready for new growth.

Just like our tree removal service, we are fully covered by $20 million public liability insurance, and fully compliant with all regulations that apply to stump removal services in Gold Coast. Trust us to take care of your stump removal needs, we will make sure the job is done professionally, safely, and efficiently, without disrupting your daily routine. 

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Gold Coast Council approval to cut down trees on your own property
Council Tree Removal is possible whenever you need to damage or remove any protected vegetation. As long as you send the application and it’s approved, you will have no problem completing this process as fast as possible. Alternatively, once you have your application approved, you can contact us for your tree removal needs. That being said, there are some things to keep in mind here. The tree location, size, and condition are pivotal for this entire process.

It’s also important to know some other factors here such as the tree species, its height, and the trunk circumference, as well as the distance from your home or any other structure out there. Every little detail counts here. Trees can be dangerous if proper precautions are not used. If there are any dead branches, that could potentially fall and harm someone, it is important to take proper action.

The following vegetation and tree removal checklist provide guidance where vegetation damage will be considered accepted development which can be undertaken without the City’s approval and does not require an application for Operational Works (Vegetation Clearing), or in other words an application to remove or damage the vegetation. Residents must note that any vegetation clearing must not result in harm to native wildlife. Where native wildlife is present in vegetation to be removed, it is recommended that a licensed spotter catcher be employed to oversee the removal works.

Gold Coast Vegetation and Tree removal Application checklist

  1. Previously approved Landscape Plan over your property
  2. Damage/removal of vegetation along an existing property boundary fence, or a proposed new fence.
  3. Damage/removal of vegetation that is close to a building?
  4. Damage/Removal of vegetation that is close to my pool fence?
  5. Removal/damage of vegetation that is part of the native under storey?
  6. Does the vegetation require removal because it is interfering with the lawful operation of an established agricultural business or animal husbandry business?
  7. Is the tree hazardous and/or dangerous?
  8. Does the vegetation fit within the Pest Species definition?

Gold Coast Tree removal permit assessment
You will need a permit if you answer yes to any of the following questions, the appropriate application will be required to be submitted to the City for assessment.

  • Is the vegetation greater than 4 metres in height; or
  • Is the vegetation equal to, or in excess of 40 centimetres in girth (circumference) measured at 1.4 metres above the ground level; or
  • Is the vegetation remnant vegetation and its native under-storey as identified on the Vegetation Management Overlay Map; or
  • Is the vegetation disturbed/re-growth/wetland vegetation and its native under-storey as identified on the Vegetation Management Overlay Map

Once you know the type of tree you are working with and the reason why you need it removed, it’s important to understand the gold coast city council tree preservation document. Every neighbourhood and region comes with its own set of rules when it comes to tree removal on the Gold Coast. The TPO will let you know if you really need to file the application or not, so try to keep that in mind if possible.

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You need to make sure that the council tree removal application is complete, otherwise, it will not be accepted. If you need to submit anything else, that will cost extra. .Again, working with a professional is the right approach because you can access all the necessary services and spend much less than you would imagine.

Normally the council will require you to plant another tree once you remove a tree from your property. A good arborist will be able to provide you with proper assistance in such a situation. The idea is to know exactly what you are getting into and focus on getting the best results. Our company offers outstanding tree removal services, so if you have a council approval, you should consider getting in touch with us. We are always here to help, and we offer high-quality services at a very good price!

Here are some more Tree Council Applications & Resources to assist you
The below resources will assist you in Tree Council Applications and many other resources to help you plan and execute your tree services requirements. Tree Clearing applications start at $240 for 1-30 Trees (see Information Sheet Prices) and need to be submitted to:

PO Box 5042

Gold Coast MC

QLD 9729

Ph 1300 465 326

Please download any of these documents you like and contact us for any additional information.

D.a Form 1 & Site Plan for Tree Works

Information pricelist for D.A Approval

Do I need to lodge an application for the removal of vegetation on my property? 

Stump Grinding FAQ

Stump Grinding is a method of removing tree stumps by grinding the stump to a specified depth below the ground level. It is a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for eliminating tree stumps from a property. With specialized equipment, the stump is ground into small chips or sawdust, leaving the area ready for replanting or turfing. This method eliminates tripping hazards and insect habitats, improves the appearance of the property, and prevent potential damage to surrounding landscaping. Additionally, this method is a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative compared to traditional stump removal methods such as digging out the stump by hand.   

When considering stump grinding, it's best to remove the stump when it's no longer needed, causing issues with aesthetics, safety, or future plans, or causing damage. For example, if the tree stump is visible and detracts from the overall appearance of your property, if the stump is a tripping hazard or could attract pests, if you're planning on landscaping, building an addition to your property, or installing a pool, or if the stump has become a danger, or is causing damage to your property.

No, it all can be arranged without you staying at home.

Yes, we are insured, refer to our qualification page for all certificates and insurances. We have 20 million public liability & Qld workcover and are CM3 accredited.

Yes, we are insured, refer to our qualification page for all certificates and insurances. 

Yes, we need to perform a dial before you dig before grinding stumps.

No permission is required.

Yes, cleanup of the job area is typically necessary after stump grinding. As a professional company, we will remove any sawdust and wood chips, level the area, fill in the hole and make sure the job site is left clean and safe for use.