Getting rid of stumps after a tree removal should always be a top priority. This is because the stumps left behind are easy targets for infestation, and bacteria. Termites in general will have a blast with your stumps. They leave exposed edible wood, that is already breaking down and easier to digest. They offer huge deposits of food for large colonies, and provide ample hiding space for the infestation to live. Termites will use the stumps in your yard as a launching point to more trees, and worse even your home.
Beetles and other pests are likely to invade your tree stumps as well. But that’s not all, tree stumps are easily concealed as they become covered in plant life, and bark over time. The natural greenery surrounding your tree stumps prevents you from easily discovering infestations. By keeping your tree stumps you are allowing infestations to create a base on your own property. They will surely spread to the other susceptible plant life when the need comes. By removing your stumps you can keep disease and infestation outside of your property. This is a healthy long-term position not just for your trees, but the value of your property.