Stump harvesting systems

The most widely used stump harvesting system in the UK is a tracked excavator with a purpose built head for destumping. The head is used to pull stumps out of the ground, and then split and shake them in an attempt to remove soil:
Soil being shaken from a stump during harvesting

The processed stumps are temporarily placed in adjacent ‘wind-rows’:
Tree stumps in a ‘wind-row’ after harvesting

The stumps are then extracted by forwarder to road side for storage before being taken by truck to be chipped and burned:
Harvested stumps stacked at road-side