Removing a tree stump is easy if a professional does it from beginning to end. Those who have had professional tree and stump removal know how easy and painless the process really is. As long as the homeowner has a good tree company to handle the project, tree removals are generally pretty painless.
Homeowners run into problems when they have to deal with a stump that’s been left behind. A large stump on a property can pose many safety hazards. Those who have stumps left behind need to remove them right away.
Here are a few reasons why removing a tree stump is always a smart idea for homeowners.
1. A Tree Stump Can Become Home to Different Species
Having beautiful trees on a property can be a real treat for those who love trees, as they invite animals—such as birds—and beneficial insects—such as bees and ladybugs. However, once the tree has been cut down, the wildlife that shows up isn’t really beneficial.
For example, a tree stump can become home to termites and carpenter ants, as they use the resources available from the tree stump. However, when the resources run out, they’ll have to look for a new place to colonize and they’ll go to the nearest source, the home. When termites decide to move from a tree stump to a home, that’s when costly headaches will arise. Besides problem insects, tree stumps also attract fungi, which can be very toxic to children and pets.
2. Stumps Can Damage the Property
Even after the tree has been cut down, the roots of the tree can continue to grow for many years. The roots of the tree are very thirsty and will seek out water from wherever they can. They can grow into pipes, cause them to burst and destroy the water supply to the home—or worse, cause major floods. Thirsty roots can also destroy sidewalks and cause them to buckle, as well as many other problems to the home. Many times, the problems caused by the roots remain unseen until it’s too late. This is why homeowners should always remove a tree stump as quickly as possible.
3. Tree Stumps Take Up Space
Homeowners who have big stumps sitting somewhere on their property should know that the area around the stump cannot be used for any other purpose. An area with a tree stump is effectively dead tree space. Homeowners should remove the tree stump to open up room in their yard to plant another tree, put a picnic table, or simply leave it open for their kids and pets to play. But if the tree stump is not removed, that space becomes unusable.
Removing a tree stump isn’t an easy task. Homeowners who are in need of a tree removal should always hire a reputable company to ensure the job is done right.
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