Do you have a tree stump in your yard that wasn’t removed by the previous homeowner? While we always suggest removing a tree stump at the same time that the tree is removed, it doesn’t always happen this way, especially when the extra cost is a concern. The most effective method for removing a left-behind stump is grinding it, which is a job for a professional. While you may think that a tree stump is just a harmless eyesore, there are risks involved when you don’t remove it in a timely manner.
Here are some leading reasons why tree stump removal is a good idea:
#1 Compromises the Aesthetics of Your Landscape
A tree stump is not attractive. In fact, it can make your entire landscape or yard look unkempt and it can even lower your property value!
#2 Poses a Hazard to Kids and Visitors
For households that have young kids who like to run around in the yard, tree stumps can be the perfect invitation for a bad fall and injuries. Did you know that if a visitor on your property gets hurt due to your tree stump, you will be held liable for their injuries?
#3 Makes Lawn Care More Difficult
Aside from the fact that tree stumps can damage your mower or weeding tools, it also makes the whole task more frustrating and challenging to have to navigate around such a pesky, immovable structure.
#4 Attracts Insects
Since a decaying tree takes a very long time to fully decompose, the stump will likely attract a multitude of insects to live in it. This includes termites that may eventually find their way into your home!
Need a tree stump grinding and removal expert who serves the greater Atlanta area? Contact Woodburn Landscapes.