Why Stump Removal is a Great Idea for Your Landscape
Getting a tree removed is a pain. So why leave the stump there and condemn it to an eyesore? Weeds and plants grow on stumps very quickly, and they take up good space. They become tripping hazards with all of the growth on them, which makes them easy to mistake for regular grass for children. It can also damage your lawn mower if you accidentally hit one while mowing your lawn. Most people like wide, open yards, so stumps more than likely won’t appeal to that aesthetic. Just think: the stump you’re keeping in your yard could be a beautiful flowerbed, picnic area, or bird fountain.
As well as plant growth, stumps can actually cause new tree growth as well. Leaving the stump behind can sometimes lead to forming of new sprouts, and many tiny trees growing around the stump. Not only will it be even more of a pain to remove, but the shoots from the new trees can keep coming back, which could require chemical use to rid yourself of them forever. These tiny trees also leech nutrients from nearby plants, which may take nutrients away from your flower garden.
Since the stump is a decaying tree, it attracts insects which may lead to infestation. These bugs that may invade your yard include beetles, termites, ants and more. Stumps can be removed by hand digging, the use of a stump grinder, backhoe, the use of chemicals, or even by fire. However this act is tedious so calling your local arborist is a good idea as well.