5 Reasons to Have a Tree Stump Removed

Have you ever been digging a new garden only to impact something large and hard with your shovel? Or have you broken one (or more) lawn mower blades because of stumps that were left in your lawn? After a tree is removed, the stump is often left in place without any thought to how it may impact you down the road.

The majority of professional tree removal companies will ask you if you want the tree stump removed. While you may not think this is necessary, consider the reasons to invest in this service, which are highlighted here.

Stumps are Often a Nuisance

If you are planning on planting new perennials, shrubs or another tree, a stump can be quite the nuisance. Additionally, if the stump tries to begin pushing up new shoots, it may use essential nutrients in the soil around it, robbing them from your other plants nearby.

Stumps are an Eyesore

If you leave a stump in your lawn, then it can detract from your home’s curb appeal. After all, who wants to see a big block of wood sticking up from the ground? When they are removed, you can improve your landscape’s aesthetics.

Stumps May Become a Hazard

If you have stumps sticking up in your lawn, they can become a real safety hazard to anyone who may be walking or playing in the area. If a neighbor or visitor trips and is injured, you may be liable for their expenses. A stump can also cause serious damage to your mower, breaking the blades and causing other problems.

A Decaying will Attract Pests

As the stump in your yard, it may begin to attract unwanted pests, such as ants, beetles and other types of insects that like to bore into wood. Keep in mind, a stump is going to take quite a while to decay, which means your landscape is going to be vulnerable to these damaging insects for this entire period of time. What is even worse is that termites will be attracted to this rotting wood and may eventually make their way into your home. If you leave a stump near your home’s foundation, then you may be asking for a termite invasion.

Stumps Can Grow New Trees

In some cases, the stump that is left behind can cause new trees to grow by the way of shoots. Not only will this be unsightly for the landscape, it can also cost you more money down the road to remove the original stump, as well as all the offshoots. Additionally, chemicals are (in some cases) the only way you will be able to keep the shoots from continuing to re-grow.

If you have a stump in your yard that you would like to have removed, the best thing you can do is call the professionals. They can ensure the stump is removed and any issues are resolved.