Did you just have to take a tree down on your property and now you have an unprepossessing stump left behind? Fortunately, you have some options that will help alleviate your predicament, one of which could be the option of removing the stump. However, you must consult a professional tree care specialist to learn whether or not stump removal is a possibility for your yard since factors like sewer lines, hardscape obstructions, and more, can affect the prospect of stump removal. If you are still not sure if stump removal is right for you after speaking to your trusted tree care specialist, continue reading to learn the top benefits of tree stump removal, and perhaps it your mind will change!
-Tree Growth Stimulation
The fact that leftover stumps can become a catalyst for other trees to grow around them is both a pro and a con. It is advantageous if you want more trees on your property. However, if you had a tree removed for reasons of disease or poor soil conditions, it could be setting you up for more tree removal in the future. If you simply did not want a tree there, you certainly do not want more to grow; and a leftover stump may cause more trees to sprout nearby.
Stumps are known to attract pests and wildlife, especially during the spring. By removing them, you can prevent insects like termites, grasshoppers, ants, and more, from taking over your property. Pests like these can also invade other healthy trees on your property, so getting rid of them can provide added protection. Also, if pests are under control, less wildlife is attracted to your property since their food source is gone.
Tree stumps are not always attractive, and can even lower a home’s market value. By taking them out, you can improve your lawn’s appearance by giving it a crisp, clean, uniform look. It also makes lawn mowing easier, and increases square footage space for outdoor activities like games, gardening, and more. Sometimes, a tree stump can violate a neighborhood’s homeowners’ association regulations, so they have to be removed.
-Alternatives to Stump Removal
If you are not interested in getting rid of a leftover stump, you have some other others. You can choose stump grinding services instead, which essentially grind down the stump so that it is level to the ground or slightly below the soil. Although you cannot plant anything on top, it allows you to cover up the area with mulch or grass. In addition to grinding, you can also rot it, burn it, or sculpt it into art, like a bird house or chair.