Why is it So Important to Remove a Tree Stump in Your Yard?

Do you have a dead or dying tree in your yard? If so, you likely know it needs to be removed. In some cases, you may even be able to handle this on your own. Or, you could hire a professional tree service to take care of it for you.

However, if you are like many homeowners, you may have just decided to leave the remaining stump in place, due to the inability to remove it on your own, or the perceived high cost of having it removed. The fact is, though, a tree stump can actually pose a number of issues if you leave it in your yard. Knowing what these issues are can help you see why having it removed is the best option.  

Tree Stumps are Ugly

In a nut shell, and put as simply as possible, tree stumps are ugly. This is especially true if there is a stump sitting in the middle of your front yard. If this is the case, then your home’s curb appeal is going to fall – significantly. Stumps are an eye sore and when you have them removed, you will effectively improve the aesthetics of your home and yard.

Stumps are Trip Hazards

Time and time again people have tripped over stumps in the yard, suffering minor and serious injuries. This can especially be problematic for children or the elderly who may be in your yard. The good news is, you can easily avoid this situation by having the stump removed.

Re-Growth of the Tree

In many cases, if a live tree is cut out of the ground, and the stump is left behind, then you will eventually have new tree growth in that area. Based on the reason as to why the tree was removed, your issue is now growing again. If you have the tree removed because it was growing into your home, or causing some type of structural issue, or if the tree was diseased or infested, you are still going to be dealing with the same issue. Again, having the stump removed will prevent this problem.

Tree Stumps are Attractive to Insects

A decaying tree stump can attract a wide array of pests that can significantly harm the other trees and plants that are in your yard. For example, the subterranean termite will move to a tree stump because they are the ideal place for the termite’s house, and the stump is a source of food.

If there is one or several tree stumps in your yard, then now is the time to have them removed. Doing so will help ensure that you don’t experience any of the negative consequences that a tree stump’s presence causes. When you are ready to have a stump removed, be sure to call the professionals. They can easily and quickly handle the job at hand and make your yard safer and prettier.