If you want to plant in the same place, then yes. Simply stump grinding to below soil level isn’t enough, as there will be considerable mass remaining in the lower soil layers. Definitely bring it up with your advisor. If the diameter of the stump is less than 10cm, and we are bringing a small digger to site to plant your tree(s), it’s likely we can include in the job detail to remove the stump with the digger. Otherwise you will need to arrange to have it removed prior to the planting date. You will normally want to have this done by a tree surgeon. If you haven’t got a local recommendation, a good place to start is www.trees.org.uk
, where you can find accredited ones in your area. It is vital to agree specifications for the stump removal before you engage a company, specifically, the below soil depth to which you need the stump removed. Your advisor can provide guidance on this, but generally it will be 400-500ml depth. Do not be alarmed if a contractor tells you this can’t be done; translation here is that they do not have the equipment to do this. Once you have found a suitable contractor, it’s important also to specify that you need to see the finished work, and measure the depth, before the hole is infilled!