If you go through the trouble of having a tree removed, it often makes sense to also remove the stump. We can grind a single stump or an entire field of stumps. We have high performance stump grinding equipment and can access most any site. If you have stumps and want to remove them then call Fox Tree & Landscape Services.
Here are a few reasons why it is important to remove the stump after a tree has been removed.
Stumps simply put are not attractive. If you’re particular about your yard and landscaping, removing the stump is well worth it as it will make your yard much more attractive.
Stumps can be unsafe. Stumps can be hazardous to children. When running and playing in your yard, they may not see a stump and trip over it. If a neighbor trips, it’s a liability that could have been avoided. Moreover, tree stumps can damage your lawn mower if you accidentally hit one.
Stumps may cause new tree growth. Sometimes leaving the stump behind contributes to new sprouts, which can result in many small trees growing around the stump. This is certainly unattractive to your landscaping. To remove many new shoots permanently may be more costly than removing the stump. You may even need chemicals to kill them off the new shoots. New shoots can also leach the surrounding soil making it less nutritious for other plants and shrubs in the area.
Stumps can be difficult to work around. Tree stumps become a nuisance as they are extra obstacles you have to watch for and maneuver around when weeding or mowing your lawn.
Stumps can attract insects. When you leave stumps in your lawn, the decaying tree takes a long time to rot away completely. While it’s decaying, the stump attracts beetles, termites, ants and other wood-boring pests. You may not mind them in your yard, but they can and often to spread to your home. If you have a stump near your home then consider have the stump removed.
Stumps take up precious yard space. Especially if you don’t have a very large yard, the space you lose from the stump and roots may occupy a lot of space. It is always a nice thought to think about what else could be in the place of that unsightly stump – perhaps a flower shrub or a picnic table!