Stump grinding information

Stump grinding is one of our specialties at Tree King and our Stumpmaster service is second to none.

Stump grinding coverage area

We are located in Rosedale across the road from Rosedale park in Auckland’s North Shore. We cover most of Auckland region.


Prices for stump grinding start at $80+GST. Our charge schedule is based on the size and type of stump to be removed, difficulty, accessibility, surroundings, terrain, soil rock content and other factors. Contact us now for a free quote>


All jobs will be sighted and quoted free of charge prior to any work being undertaken. Once the quote has been accepted by you, most stump grinding jobs can be completed there and then without the need to book a second visit.

Any stump anywhere

Stumpmaster’s state-of-art equipment allows us to grind any stump, anywhere. This includes areas such as planter boxes and steep slopes. We are able to abseil our alpine machine on to areas such as cliff faces that you would never have thought possible. Even our larger equipment only requires an 800 mm gap (800 mm standard-sized gate).

Our bigger grinders are self-propelled and highly mobile allowing us to get across difficult terrain and even climb steps to access stumps that are inaccessible to other large machines. All our equipment is petrol powered, so work can be undertaken without the owner being present. However, please ensure that any gates are unlocked and that vehicles etc are not blocking access ways.

Stump cutting depth

Our equipment can grind to depths of around 500 mm (half a meter) provided there is enough clear ground to manoeuvre the machine. However, in most cases this depth is not required and cost can be saved. The industry standard depth in most cases is 100 mm below ground level. Where possible we will try to grind right through to the dirt below.

A great result

The stump removal process leaves a soil/mulch mix that is raked back into the hole where the stump was. Where possible we try to leave a bit of a mound so that when the soil has settled it will be flat rather than a low point. Some large stumps produce a large quantity of mulch. We can arrange for this mulch to be taken away for an additional fee if required.

Stumpmaster will always undertake a thorough clean up after each job. In most cases the only evidence that we were ever there is an absence of stumps and a happy customer. Take a look at our before and after photos>


It is possible to replant in the same position as the stump to be removed. This will sometimes require the stump to be ground deeper than usual, therefore adding to the cost. Please discuss this at the time of quoting.


It is the property owners duty to determine the position of all underground services that may be in the area of activity. A full checklist of things you should consider is available on our Planning Advice page. We carry two million dollars Public Liability Insurance for both stump grinding and large tree removals for your peace of mind.

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Tree King holds independently audited certification in Safety, Environmental and Quality standards. We are committed to maintaining the highest performance in all parts of our operation with a focus on continuous  improvement in our business systems.

Happy Clients

We have been working with Tree King for the last five years.  During this time we have found them efficient, co-operative and very safety conscience during any tree removal.  They are polite and professional to deal with.  We thoroughly recommend Tree King and its staff for a great job well done.

Sampson & Stewart Builders Ltd

Sampson & Stewart Builders Ltd

Health and Safety excellence

The health and safety of our staff, clients and community is of the highest importance to Tree King. Our robust systems are regularly audited internally and externally to maintain our excellent track record for workplace safety. We ensure continual improvement while maintaining industry relevance with the latest operational practices.