Why You Should Remove Your Tree Stump

In a previous article, we explained how landscaping can affect the value of your home. If you are still not convinced that you should remove that stump from your yard, here is a list of a few compelling reasons you may want to reconsider.

Large Stump with Roots
Large Stump with roots extending into grass
  1. Stumps take up valuable space in your yard and create a hazard. A stump left in your yard will be in the way if you would like to plant something new or put a feature in your yard such as a garden bed or shed. They also create a hazard in your yard.  Your family could trip over the stump while playing in your yard or a neighbor could trip on their way in to see you.  If your stump is in an area where you have a lawn, it could ruin your lawnmower if you catch an edge or accidentally mow right over one of those unsightly roots that are running from the tree throughout your yard.
  2. Stumps take a very long time to rot out and while they are taking their sweet time they attract bugs. This could mean attracting termites and other damaging pests closer to your house than you should allow.  These kind of pests are hard to get rid of once you have given them an attractive place to live in your yard.
  3. You may think that chopping down a tree will prevent it from sending up those pesky shoots all over your yard, but the truth is that the stump will continue to do that! You may actually be surprised to learn that once a tree has been chopped down, the stump and roots will actually try even harder to increase growth. Some types of trees are worse than others, but a stump and roots are not only capable of regrowth, but they will try harder to regrow above ground so they can continue to live. Even if you haven’t had an issue with a tree sending up new shoots before, you may have the problem after the tree has been cut down!
  4. As discussed in the previous article, stumps are ugly! Studies have shown that landscaping has a huge impact on the perceived worth of your home. Removing a stump from your yard allows you to easily spruce up your landscaping with a new tree, a nice flowering bush, or even some type of path or water feature. This will improve the overall value of your home. To read more about these studies, read our previous article on the topic: Tree Stump Removal, Landscaping and Home Value.

Stay tuned for our next post where we will give you a few reasons why you should hire us to remove your stumps!

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