Do you have a tree stump on your property that’s a terrible eyesore, in that perfect spot to plant a new tree, a pain to mow around, a trip and fall hazard, or even just taking up usable space? When a tree is removed, and the stump is left behind, some homeowners find it to become a nuisance over time. Even if they chose to leave the stump there intentionally, they often wish they’d just removed it as time goes on.
That’s because stumps can become more than just a hassle—they can actually lead to much bigger problems down the road.
Problems with Tree Stumps
For one, stump rot is quite common when a stump is left in the ground. As the stump begins to decompose, it is a messy process that can easily become an even greater eyesore. It is also typically an invitation for pests to make a home in the rotting wood. Carpenter ants, for instance, are known to take up residence and build nests inside of decaying stumps. Termites and bark beetles like old stumps too!
You’ll also find that fungi, like mushrooms, will begin growing on your tree stump. This is not only unattractive but it’s potentially harmful to your children or pets that may be playing in the yard.
These are all problems that you don’t want to deal with. Fortunately, stump removal is an easy and effective solution.
Using a tree stump grinder, the leftover stump can be ground into mulch. Ideally, this service would be performed at the same time as the tree removal. However, it can also be performed on tree stumps that were left behind from previous removals.
Choosing a Tree Stump Removal Service
Finding a tree removal company that offers both tree and stump removal is ideal for a comprehensive and effective solution. However, even if you have stumps on your property from previous tree removals, stump removal as a stand-alone service can still be performed. As mentioned, it’s beneficial to get rid of tree stumps not only to eliminate eyesores and free up space, but to prevent inviting pests and disease onto your property as well.
At Ned Patchett Consulting, we can handle all of your tree and stump removal needs to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the end result. We understand that getting the job done right is important so that you can get back to enjoying your yard and stop stressing over anything that detracts from your enjoyment—or use—of the space.
If you’d like to learn more about our tree stump removal services, we invite you to contact us to discuss your specific needs.