Your old tree stump can create larger problems than being lawn-mowing obstacle.
Tree stumps decay. And your decaying tree stump can become a home to pests, rot, and disease. Over time, your old tree stump may cause problems for the rest of your yard.
Many insects, such as termites, ants and beetles, will invade and nest in your old tree stump. While at first this may seem harmless, once these pests have established a foothold in your yard, they can spread to your other trees and buildings – including your home. This can cost you lots of money to deal with later. For instance, a termite infestation can lead to thousands of dollars of property damage. Other insects nesting in your tree stumps can be harmful to you and your family. Roaches can spread disease and wood wasps can sting anyone unfortunate enough to get too close. Removing the tree stump will remove the bugs before they move in.
Decaying tree stumps also make a great home for many forms of fungi. Tree stump removal can also prevent these fungi from growing on your property. Fungus, if left to spread, is not only unsightly, but can also smell and attract gnats and flies. And fungi can spread to your other plants, damaging your trees, vegetable gardens and flowers. Trees damaged by fungus can become brittle and fragile, and therefore, dangerous. In addition, crops are easily ruined by the disease.
Finally, a tree stump can be a hazard for your small children and others. While the majority of the tree may be gone, an extensive root system still exists. These roots can cause people to trip as well as creating problems when you try to mow your lawn. Often, the tree stump and roots will sprout new growth despite the tree having been cut down. These new growths can still have the disease that caused you to remove the original tree, and can lead to greater expense to remove them.
Stump removal can be accomplished in a number of ways. Give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss your situation and provide a free estimate to remove your tress stump.