4 Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Removing Your Tree Stump

Posted on: 17 June 2015

When you're beloved tree has died, the last thing that you want to think about is whether or not you need to remove the stump. This can be a frustrating factor to consider because it means that you will have to pay money beyond the money that you've already paid to have the dying tree itself removed. However, there are four main reasons why you might want to consider removing your tree stump before it causes any problems.

1. It's Ugly

A tree is a beautiful, majestic force of life. A tree stump represents the fact that the tree that was once above it is now dead. Not only will it make your lawn hard to mow effectively, but it will also be a major eyesore in your lawn. If you want your yard to look spectacular, the tree is going to have to go. 

2. Your Kids Might Fall

Tree stumps provide a completely unnecessary obstacle for children that are running through your lawn. There's no need for the tree stump to be there, so when a child trips and falls, it's because you didn't take the steps to remove this obstacle. Getting rid of the stump will allow your children to run through your lawn freely and set up games like kickball and baseball that require the entire lawn to be free.

3. Stumps Are An Insect Haven

When a tree has died, it can be removed and carted away, but there will still be rotting wood and other problems inside of the stump. The sweetness of the rotting wood will draw insects to the stump. The fact that there are portions of the rotting wood that have likely collapsed will also make the tree stump a great target for bees or hornets to create nests. If you don't want to find yourself calling an exterminator, followed by a stump removal company, then you might just want to have the stump removed before the insect problem gets out of hand.

4. You Might Have to Deal With New Tree Growth

Finally, there's a chance that you might have to deal with new tree growth, which is when tiny little sprouts pop up around the base of the stump. These sprouts will not be able to grow into a full, new tree, but they will be able to disrupt your water lines and prove very difficult to get rid of. Make sure that you get rid of your stump before these sprouts are created.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in stump removal.