Many people often wonder what to do with tree stumps after a tree is removed from their yard. You can leave the tree stump, and make it a decorative part of your yard, but most people would prefer to have the tree stump removed. We’re happy to provide tree stump removal and grinding to help you remove any wayward tree stumps. Here’s why you should consider removing that tree stump:
Reason 1: They don’t look nice
Unless your aesthetic is cottagecore, tree stumps don’t tend to look really nice, especially when occurring in the middle of a well-manicured lawn. Tree stumps can also decay with time and look even worse in front of your yard, especially if you spend a lot of time working on it. They can also pose an issue when mowing, since you have to go around them, and make you spend more time working hard since you have to bring out the weed whacker to get all of the long blades of grass around the base of the stump.
Reason 2: They’re a trip hazard
Having a tree stump in the middle of your backyard, especially if the stump is not very tall, can be a major trip hazard. Once covered with leaves or snow, you may forget that the stump is there and trip, fall, or injure yourself. Children may also be more likely to trip over tree stumps. A tree stump left near your driveway is just begging for a car to hit it and tear off your bumper… Most tree stumps are too low to see in your car when you get close. So why risk it?
Reason 3: New trees can grow
A tree stump, decomposing, is a perfect area for things to grow. New trees and saplings can take root in an old tree, as well as mushrooms that feed on decay. While these are mostly harmless, if you don’t like how they look and you don’t want them in your yard, you’d do best to have your tree stump removed.
Reason 4: Bugs love them
Beetles, ants, termites, and more… Tree stumps are perfect areas for these bugs to live and feed off of the dead and decaying wood. If you want to make sure that you’re not inviting buggy guests into your structures, you’ll want to ensure that you remove any tree stumps that are hanging around near your house, shed, or otherwise.
Ready to have that tree stump removed? We’re happy to help! Contact us today to get started.