When a tree is cut down, the pesky stump is often left behind. Homeowners frequently ignore their tree stumps, planting other small trees around the stump. Otherwise, they try to repurpose it or disregard it entirely. This is sometimes feasible, but you must consider the potential consequences of leaving a tree stump in place. Here are some reasons why it’s a good idea to remove tree stumps.
Health And Safety
If left on your property, tree stumps can pose a safety danger. They may be tripping hazards for kids playing in the garden, and because they are solid wood, crashing upon one can result in serious injury.
You will have to deal with the stump whenever you attempt to conduct garden maintenance, taking care to avoid it when mowing your lawn or picking weeds in your yard. If a lawnmower collides with a tree stump, the machinery may sustain catastrophic damage, posing yet another potential safety danger to you and anyone else working in your yard.
When a stump is left in your garden, it will eventually decompose. A number of pests and other species help in the decomposition process, which begins in the stump as soon as the tree is chopped down. Carpenter ants, for example, will frequently move in and start building nests inside the stumps of your fallen tree. These ants may then spread throughout your property, resulting in an annoying pest infestation.
If you leave a stump in place, the tree’s roots may occasionally continue to develop, causing damage to the surrounding environment. If not adequately handled, they can cause damage to pipes, walkways, and other elements of your home. Before the roots run out of nourishment and decay, they can do substantial damage to the environment around them. As a result, it’s advisable to remove the stumps as soon as possible rather than leaving them in place for an extended period of time.
If you leave stumps on your property, you risk decreasing its value. After all, they aren’t exactly appealing to the eye, and potential buyers may be apprehensive of a property with unsightly stumps in the yard. After removing a stump, you may reuse the space for something that will increase the value of your property, such as a new tree, flowerbed, picnic table, or other enhancement. You may also just leave the area clear for children to play in a safe atmosphere free of tripping risks and other hazards.
Contact us right away if you need a stump removed from your garden. The team at Armes Trees Solutions can do the task fast and without incident, so you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy garden!