You might have had a tree removed in your backyard and now you are left with the tree stump. One of the first things you need to decide on when removing a tree is whether the tree service professionals will also remove the stump or not. If you are still unsure you will have it removed or just let it sit in your backyard, consider these things to help you make that call.
Tree Stumps Can Be Dangerous
Stumps can be hazardous, especially to your children. Think of the number of times you can trip over a stump in your landscape. Children who are running around can overlook the stump and get seriously injured. Further, it can destroy your lawnmower if you are not careful and do not see the tree stump.
They Can Be An Eyesore
If you are concerned about the aesthetics of your landscape, then removing a tree stump is worth considering. No matter how meticulously your lawn is maintained, a sight of a stump can instantly ruin its overall appearance. Removing the stump can drastically improve your landscape.
Tree Stumps Can be Invite Pests and Insects
A tree stump can house a number of pests and you do not want that to happen in your property. When a stump is left in your yard, it will take time for it to decay completely. During the process of its decay, the stump invites insects like termites, ants, and beetles. They can eventually expand in your residence if not removed.
They Can Make Cutting The Grass More Difficult
Tree stumps that are left lying on the ground become a bother. It is hard to move around when you know there is a stump that can trip you over or worse ruin your lawnmower.
There Can Be New Growth And Fungus
Not removing a stump may cause new trees to sprout. If this happens, many small trees will grow in the area where the stump is located. This will not look good in your landscape. It will also cost you money when the new sprouts always come back. You may need to use chemicals to totally get rid of them. In addition, these trees get nutrients from plants that are situated near them. They not only take away from the appearance of your landscape but also cause potential harm to other trees.
Stumps Take Away Space in Your Yard
Stumps can use up space in your property. This is especially bothersome if you only have a small yard. You should be aware that if you have a large tree stump in your yard, the area near it cannot be useful. The stump is just the tip of the iceberg; you still have the root system to deal with. Just think of what other things you can do with the space the stump occupied. You can put a picnic table in that area where the stump is.
Tree stump removal is not something amateurs can do. If you have a tree stump in your property that you want to be removed, hire a respected tree removal company to do the job for you.
Jacksonville Tree Service offers efficient and affordable stump grinding and removal services. Call for a free estimate.