Time To Remove Some Trees? 4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Forget The Stumps

If part of your spring landscaping plans involves tree removal, don't forget to get rid of the stumps at the same time. Leaving the stumps in your yard may initially save you time, money and energy. However, in the long-run, you're going to face bigger problems if you leave those stumps in place. Here are four reasons you should remove the stumps when you remove the trees.

Lead to Unsightly Regrowth

You may not realize this, but leaving a stump in the ground could lead to unsightly regrowth. This is particularly true if the tree is not completely dead when you remove it. Suckers and saplings could continue to grow from the stump. No matter how many times you remove them, they'll continue to grow. The only way you can permanently stop the cycle of sucker regrowth is to remove the stump completely.

Pose Safety Hazards

If you own your home, you're responsible for removing potential hazards from your property. If you've got tree stumps in your yard, you could face liability if someone trips over them. You can reduce your liability and prevent serious injuries by removing the tree stumps from your yard.

Can Spread Disease to Other Trees

If you need to remove trees from your yard because they're infected with a disease, you need to remove the entire tree – including the stump. Leaving the stump in the ground means that the remnants of the disease will remain in your yard. Any nearby trees will be in danger of infection from the stump. To protect nearby trees in your yard, and your neighborhood, you should remove the infected tree stumps as well.

Harbor House-Damaging Pests

If you're removing trees that are growing near your home, you could be inviting pest infestation by leaving the stumps in your yard. Pests such as carpenter ants and termites will build their nests inside the stumps. Once the pests have infested the tree stumps, they'll begin to invade your home, especially if the stumps are nearby. To prevent pest infestation, and damage to your home, you need to remove the stumps as soon as possible.

If you're going to be removing trees from your yard this spring, make sure you have the stumps removed at the same time. Removing the stumps will help you avoid future problems. If you have stumps in your yard from previous tree removals, contact a stump removal service to have them taken care of. To find out more, speak with a business like Taylors Snohomish Tree Service L.L.C.