How Much Does Stump Grinding Cost?

How Much Does Stump Grinding Cost?

You’re in the market for professional stump grinding services, but don’t know how much it will cost you?

While we’ve previously published an article on how much stump removal will cost you, the focus of this article will be on how much you can expect to pay for stump grinding. We’ll also discuss the factors that influence our quotations and when you should contact our professional team at Affordable Tree Service for assistance.

How Can I Expect to Pay for Stump Grinding? 

It can be difficult to determine exactly how much it will cost for stump grinding services. But on average it will cost you anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to several hundred dollars.

Factors That Influence The Cost of Stump Grinding Services 

There are several things that we – as professional arborists – take into account when providing you with an accurate quote on stump grinding services. Here, we’ll go through some of the most important factors.

Service You Require

At Affordable Tree Service, one of the things we take into account when providing you with an accurate quote is the type of service you require. This includes things like how long the job will take, where you are located, and the equipment required to perform the stump grinding.

What You Want to Achieve

The finish you are after when we complete the job (i.e. how far you want the stump ground down), and what you want to achieve by investing in stump grinding is also something we consider when providing you with a quote. 

Size of Stump 

Obviously, the size (diameter) of the stump itself will influence how much you can expect to pay. If the stump is smaller, you may pay less, whereas a larger stump could cost you more.

Root System 

Sometimes, the labour involved isn’t focused on the stump itself but the root system. If the root system is complex and affects how we are able to complete the work required of us, it may influence the price. 

Condition of Stump 

Is the stump you need grinding healthy? Or is it aged and infested with pests or diseases? This is definitely something we need to think of when estimating quotes, as it will often affect how we go about the service we provide.

Type of Tree & Number of Trees 

The type of tree you have will influence how easy it is to grind the stump, so is something that will also be taken into consideration when preparing your quote. Additionally, the more stumps you have to remove, the more you can expect to pay.


Access is something any tree removalist or stump grinding specialist will need to consider when giving you a quote for services provided. We need to know that we – along with the equipment required to actually grind the stump itself – can actually get to the area we need to. 

Clean Up 

At Affordable Tree Service, we pride ourselves in leaving your yard in the same condition we found it. But the amount of clean up will influence the duration of the job, so may affect the price.

When to Contact Affordable Tree Service

As you can tell by the name of our company, at Affordable Tree Service, we try to keep our prices as cost effective as possible. We have a team of professionals on board who are dedicated to providing you with a range of quality services, including stump grinding or stump removal.

To arrange your stump grinding service, contact our experts at Affordable Tree Service today.

Cost of Land Clearing in Brisbane

In the market for land clearing services, but don’t know how much it’s going to cost you? This is the place for you.

This article will focus on the cost of professional land clearing services in Brisbane and surrounding areas, the factors that influence said cost and when to contact the team at Affordable Tree Service for assistance.

Is There a Specific Price You Can Expect to Pay for Land Clearing? 

Because all land is different, it can be difficult to provide an accurate quote of how much land clearing services will cost without actually seeing the area in need of work. Some services may cost only a couple of hundred dollars, but others may be several thousands of dollars.

For this reason, it’s important to contact your professional land clearer for a proper quote.

Factors Influencing Cost of Land Clearing Services

There are a number of different factors our professionals need to take into account when providing you with an accurate estimate of what it will cost you for land clearing services. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most important things we consider:


In Queensland, there are certain regulations homeowners (and professionals like us) need to follow. Sometimes, navigating these regulations is more involved and may influence how high (or low) your quote is.

Size of Land

The size of the land requiring clearing matters when it comes to how much it will cost you. In most cases, smaller plots of land will cost less than larger spaces, which is understandable when you think of the equipment required and labour.

Equipment & Duration

Most professional land clearing services require a certain amount of equipment in order to get the job done, just as it would if you were to attempt it yourself (which is not something we recommend). 

The type of equipment required may influence the price you pay, especially if the duration of the job is a little longer than usual, and cannot be completed in one day.


Accessibility is something we always consider when taking on work, and this is especially true when you engage land clearing services. We need to make sure that, where possible, we are able to access the area in need of clearing easily, and move any equipment needed in and out as required. 


Is the land in need of clearing fairly flat, or are there lots of hills and rocks we need to navigate. If it’s the latter, you may find you need to pay a little extra for your services than if it was flatter.


Have you cleared the area of any excess rubbish? If there’s a lot of debris around which needs to be cleared in addition to the trees on your property, it may influence your quote.

Number of Trees

The number of trees in need of clearing will greatly influence how much you can expect to pay. For instance, if there are only a few trees to be removed, it will likely cost you less than if there was a “forest full”.

Condition of Trees

It’s much easier for us if the trees that need to be cleared from your land are healthy and in good condition. We are more than capable of removing them, of course, but the work required to do so may be more labour intensive, which will increase the cost.

When to Contact Affordable Tree Service

As we said, we would always recommend leaving land clearing to the professionals, especially if it’s not something you’re trained in and confident in completing.

Affordable Tree Service has been in the business for decades, and our team members have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right every time.

To book land clearing services with a professional company you can trust, contact us today.

Can I Clear Land Myself?

Whether preparing for a major renovation and extension, or simply cleaning up your property, we’re often asked if you can clear land yourself.

In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about whether you can clear land yourself. From what’s involved, to the type of equipment, planning and restrictions, our experts will take you through it all.

We’ll also suggest when it might be time to call in the professionals like those on our team at Affordable Tree Service.

Is it Possible to Clear Land Myself? 

It is possible to clear land yourself, in some cases. But your question should really be if you want to. Not only are there certain restrictions on what you can and can’t clear yourself, you also need to factor in the time and skill associated with doing so.

You should think about the type of equipment you need to get the job done, as the cost of hiring such things can be more expensive than organising professional services.

Just some of the equipment you may need to hire includes:

– excavators or mini excavators
– stump grinders
– mulchers
– waste removal trucks
– skip bins

And before you do that, you have to work out your planning, complete with accurate measurements and placement of utilities or sewage lines so you don’t find yourself in hot water. By the time you get all that done, our professionals could have been in and out, but you haven’t even started.

Do I Need a Permit to Clear Land Myself? 

Again, this depends on what you’re doing. It’s one thing to clear up rubbish and pull out flower beds to make room for new plants. It’s another thing to remove trees – especially those native to Australia and if they are home to wildlife like koalas or possums.

When You Should Call Affordable Tree Service 

There’s nothing worse than starting a project and finding you’re out of your depth.

At Affordable Tree Service, we have the expertise and know how to assist with all your land clearing needs, including advice on permits and planning, having the right equipment and everything you’ll ever need.

To arrange for professional land clearing services from someone who knows what they’re doing, call Affordable Tree Service today.

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Benefits of Land Clearing

Want to clean up your yard but don’t know if land clearing is something you need to invest in? Then this is for you.

In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of land clearing, and where to go to make sure it’s done right.

Why Arrange Land Clearing on Your Property 

There are several reasons to arrange for a land clearing service on your property. In this section, we’ll break down some of the most common reasons clients like ours have invested in this service.

Aesthetically Pleasing

A looked-after yard goes a long way to creating not only a healthy, happy home, but one that looks great. This is especially something you want to consider if you’re building on your property or looking to sell the property in the near future. 

Think about it. Are buyers more likely to buy a property that looks run down, abandoned and full of rubbish? Or will they opt for one with a well-manicured lawn that they and their family can enjoy for years to come.

Reduce Falls & Injury

If your hard is full of dead branches, plants and snakes, the risk of falls and injury is high. By clearing up the property, it might not necessarily eliminate falls or injuries completely, but it may help minimise them.

And any parent who has worried about rushing to the emergency room when their child hurts  themselves will know that that’s a good thing.

Reduce Illness from Airborne Viruses 

With COVID-19, we all know how dangerous airborne viruses can be, but did you know your dead trees and tree stumps can be a breeding ground for them? By investing in land clearing services and ridding your home of these potential problems, you’re protecting your health. 

Pest Control 

Pests love trees and old plant matter, and once they’re on your property, the likelihood of infestation is high. By getting rid of these things through land clearing, the pests have nowhere to call home and will (hopefully) move on to somewhere else.

Creates a Fire Barrier

Fire loves kindling, fallen trees and neglected tree stumps. It stands to reason, therefore, that the removal of these would create a fire barrier to protect your home. 

Improves Plant Health 

Plants and trees need sunlight and water to survive, but if they can’t access this due to excess debris and rubbish, they will die or get sick. You can increase their health and improve environmental sustainability simply by cleaning up with our land clearing services. 

Prevents Soil Erosion 

Just as plants and trees need sunlight and water, they also need access to quality soil with nutrients. And if they lack this access due to soil erosion, they will (again) become sick or die. You can prevent this from happening by investing in land clearing services such as those we offer.

Where to Go for Reliable Land Clearing Services?

If you’re looking for reliable land clearing services by a professional team with decades of experience, you can’t go past Affordable Tree Service.

We’re experienced in a range of land clearing techniques and will arrive at your property with all the necessary equipment needed to get the job done.

To arrange a professional land clearing service – or find out more about what we offer – get in touch with our experienced team today.

Signs of Invasive Tree Roots

Tree Stump Removal & Stump Grinding

Signs of Invasive Tree Roots

As professional tree arborists, we often deal with invasive tree roots. But how do you know your tree has invasive roots, what type of trees are known for invasive roots and what do you do when you suspect them.

In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about invasive tree roots, including when to contact the team at Affordable Tree Service for assistance.

What are Invasive Roots?

Put simply, invasive tree roots are those that have the potential to damage structures, landscapes, gardens or even plumbing and electrical infrastructure (not to mention the possible injury if you, a family member or neighbour were to trip over them).

Essentially they are roots that have gotten out of hand, come too close to your property, and can be quite costly if left untreated.

Are There Trees Known for Invasive Roots in Australia?

There are, in fact, several species of trees in Australia known for their invasive root systems. Some of the most common are:

  • Camphor Laurel
  • White Poplar
  • Evergreen Figs (Ficus)
  • Evergreen Alder
  • Pride of Bolivia
  • Jacaranda
  • Gum (Eucalyptus)
  • Liquidambar
  • Palms
  • Silver Maple
  • outhern Magnolia
  • Willow

While we’re not saying you should not or cannot plant these trees on your property, you do need to be aware of the issues they may cause if left uncared for.

What Happens if You Have Invasive Roots?

Invasive roots can be a major problem for homeowners, particularly if they start to cause damage to your property. The most well-known issues you are likely to encounter with invasive roots are when they:

  • become a trip or fall hazard
  • encroach on your neighbour’s property or into public walkways
  • infiltrate the plumbing and electricity infrastructure
  • damage retaining walls
  • cause paths and driveways to buckle or crack
  • destabilise your foundations

Signs of Invasive Roots

Though invasive roots can cause big problems, there are certain warning signs to look out for, especially if any of the trees mentioned in this article are on your property. They are:

  • clogged drains or unexplained bad drainage
  • changes in water pressure
  • cracked tile or concrete
  • buckling floor or tile
  • foundational cracks (especially walls)
  • uneven flooring
  • cracked or shattered windows

Prevention is the Best Cure – When to Contact Us

When it comes to treating invasive tree roots, the best method of treating the issue is not to have these trees on your property. However, sometimes that is not possible, and that’s OK.

If you have a problem tree on your property that is causing damage – or has the potential to do so – the best cause of action is to contact us to either remove the tree or assist with other treatment methods.

To find out whether you’re at risk of invasive tree roots on your property, or to arrange for problem tree removal by a qualified arborist, contact Affordable Tree Service.

The Thomases, Cashmere

We would like to thank the team of Affordable Tree Service for the work done on our property on Tuesday. We had obtained a number of quotes and your quote was more affordable than the other companies.

We had garden beds directly below the large trees and over the past few years these gardens had established themselves and were looking really good. We were putting off having the trees lopped for fear that the gardens would be ruined. When the team arrived I was assured that these gardens would not be damaged, looking at these huge trees I remained a bit skeptical. I was amazed how quickly and professionally these huge trees were lopped by the team, I was also astounded to see on completion of their hard work that the gardens remained unharmed and the property was left clean.

All we can say is thank you, thank you, for your professional service given by all, I would definitely use your company again and recommend you to all friends and acquaintances.

Kind regards,

Ms Lombardi, Aspley

I wish to commend you on your staff and the service they provide. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of dealing with your firm. My initial contact was very pleasant. The woman who came to give the quote (which was true to your name – very affordable) was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly.

On the day that the trees were to be chopped down your employees arrived right on time, which I truly appreciated, as I have had many experiences when trades persons have not kept to their schedules. The fellows performed the job with the minimum of fuss and acted in a very professional manner. I appreciated that they also chopped down a branch from a tree, which was not part of the original quote, without any fuss. They left my yard so clean, that apart from the missing trees, you could not tell that they had been around.

I wish to compliment you and your employees on a job well done, I have no hesitation in recommending your company to any of my friends.

T. Disbrough, Hendra | Affordable Tree Service

I would like to bring to your attention the fact that you are running a terrific service. The gentlemen who performed some branch cutting at my property yesterday were exceptional. They were polite and performed the work requested to a better level than expected. They really are a credit to your company. Please pass on my thanks to them for an exceptional job.

Congratulations on running such a wonderful business/service.

P.S. I was surprised your company put so much effort to leave the property tidy!!