Did you recently have a tree removed and you were left with the tree stump wondering what to do next? Or maybe you recently bought a new home and the previous owners left the big eye sore of a tree stump cluttering up the beautiful landscaping? There are a variety of reasons someone may want to remove or grind down a tree stump in their yard.
Leaving a tree stump in your yard may be okay at first but they will eventually lead to problems. They are difficult to maneuver around when mowing and can be a trip hazard to children while playing in the yard. There are many other reasons to remove or grind down a tree stump.
Tree Stumps Can Be an Eye Sore
Tree stumps are not really the best-looking accessory to your yard’s landscaping. Removing the tree stump will help give your curb appeal the fresh look it deserves.
Tree Stumps Could Bring on a New Tree
Without removing the tree stump, sometimes it can cause new sprouts to grow eventually giving a spot for new, small trees to grow around your stump. These small trees can become costly having to remove them and keeping them from growing again. New tree sprouts can take nutrients from other surrounding plants near them. So, if you’re planning on planting new plants near the stump, they may not have a chance at surviving.
Tree Stumps Bring Bugs
Tree stumps take a long time to rot completely away. While the tree stump is decaying, the stump can become the home to and bring on the nuisance of bugs. Termites, ants and other insects that feed on wood can be attracted to the stump. Without removing the stump these bugs may feed on the tree stump and can eventually find their way to your home.
Tree Stumps Can be Dangerous
Yard space is precious for time spent outside. When mowing your lawn, it can be difficult to mow around the stump. The tree stump can also be dangerous when children are outside playing. They may not realize it is there and can run and trip over the stump.
What Happens to the Roots After Grinding?
When a tree is cut down and the stump is grinded down, the old tree roots are still underground. They can spread sometimes 4 or 12 feet beyond the tree stump. These roots will eventually decay after the stump has been grinded down however, it could take as much as 10+ years for the roots to fully decay.
When removing a tree from your yard there are many factors to consider that may push you to make the decision to remove the tree stump as well. It can be more costly to remove the stump and can leave a hole that will be an eye sore until it is filled. Grinding down your tree stump can be more cost effective but can possibly lead to tree sprouts growing and bringing on the nuisance of bugs like termites. If you are ready to remove a tree or have your tree stump grinding down, call us at 727-946-7098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free written estimate in Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Belleair, and Largo.