If you have recently removed a tree on your property, chances are you were left with a stump. Removing a tree is usually a pretty easy project if you left it to the professionals. However, dealing with tree stump removal is when you can run into some difficulties.
Although a tree stump may seem harmless, it can pose a safety hazard on your property. It is highly recommended that tree stumps get removed as quickly as possible. If you have children, they can potentially trip over the stump or roots, causing injuries to your little ones. Visitors to your home may also trip over the stump, making it a huge liability. If they fall or injure themselves, you could end up facing a time-consuming and costly lawsuit.
Infestations and Disease
Many people don’t realize that a simple tree stump can invite unwanted guests into your yard. Termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-boring insects are naturally attracted to tree stumps. Once infested with these pests, they can branch out and may make their way into your home, causing costly structural damage.
Fungi can also thrive on a dead stump, potentially posing serious health risks to pets and children. By removing a tree stump, you can remove mould, decay and disease.
Reduces Property Value
While this may seem a little over the top, realtors agree that a tree stump left on a property may deter buyers. A tree stump can be an eyesore. By just leaving it sitting around, your yard can be perceived as unkept. If you plan to put your home on the market, it is advisable to remove any tree stumps beforehand.
Whether you plan to move or stay in your home, gardening chores are essential during the summer months. Having a tree stump around can get in the way when mowing the lawn and make weeding tasks more difficult.
Perhaps one of the most important reasons why you should remove a tree stump is because of the possible property damage it can cause to your home. Tree roots grow even after the tree has been cut down. These roots can spread and grow into underground pipes and seek out water. Unfortunately, aggressive tree roots often remain unnoticed until they crack a pipe, contaminating your water supply and flooding your home.
Tree Stump Removal
There are many DIY ways of removing a tree stump, but it is not an easy project without the proper tools and knowledge. Tree stump grinding is one of the most effective ways to ensure the tree stump and its roots have been permanently removed.
The process involves using a stump grinding machine to destroy the stump and its roots system. It will grind the material to a depth of approximately one foot below ground level. By hiring a trained technician, they will know all the trade tricks for safe and successful tree stump removal.
Martin’s Tree Service is a full-service tree care company that takes pride in providing its clients with excellent service, quality work, and tree preservation. Contact us today to learn about our hassle-free tree stump grinding service to safely and effectively remove the tree stump from your yard.