Trees are beautiful, and in most situations, a luscious tree provides shade and value to a property. Unfortunately, as living things, they die or become ill, forcing homeowners to cut them down, if they don’t fall over first.
As a homeowner, you want to ensure the safety and beauty of your property, so it is not enough to cut down or remove a fallen tree. Leaving the stump creates problems for you and your property; therefore, always contact stump grinding services in Kitchener to remove the remaining elements of the tree.
4 Reasons To Remove Tree Stumps
Sometimes, it is possible to create ornamental art installations from tree stumps, but in most situations, they are eyesores. While there are several reasons to remove tree stumps from your property, each likely settles into four categories.
1. Tripping Hazard
Depending on the height of the tree remnant, stumps are tripping hazards. When you hire a professional service to remove a tree, they try to remove as much of the tree as possible, meaning they might leave you with a stump only several inches high. With tall grass and uneven landscapes, people can easily trip over the remaining stump.
Also, tree stumps will still have remnants of the old root system. It is common for tree roots to extend out and above ground from several inches to feet. Without the presence of a large tree to warn people, roots become significant tripping hazards.
2. Invitation for Pest
Tree stumps make great homes for pests. Insects love to burrow into dry or decaying wood. Raccoons may make a den in any hollow space.
Pest prevention is about keeping insect and wildlife enticements away from your home. Leaving a tree stump in your yard invites pests into your yard, getting them closer to and more curious about your house.
If rodents, insects, or other species create a home in a tree stump on your property, they are within range of your house. When the weather gets colder and harsher, your home looks very appealing.
3. Decreased Property Value
Tree removal services can contribute to a boost in property value because they remove potential eyesores. Unfortunately, if you decide to keep tree stumps, you may see a dip in your home value. Not only do tree stumps look ugly to prospective buyers, but they also represent work, expense, and risk.
Anyone looking to buy will usually avoid houses that represent challenges. Sure, some people love a fixer-upper, but you will not make what your home is worth if people associate it with labour and liabilities.
4. Spread of Disease
People usually love trees, so the idea of cutting one down “just because” doesn’t happen that often. A tree is more likely to be eliminated because it carries a disease that risks other plantings.
Removing a diseased and incurable tree is the logical choice, but simply removing the bulk of the tree does not eliminate the threat to your property. The tree stump can still carry and spread the disease or infection. To effectively remove the disease, you need to eliminate the stump and kill the roots. A professional tree service is more than capable of the task.
Why Hire Martin’s Tree Service
Do you have an unhealthy or decaying tree on your property or a stump from a fallen tree in the middle of your yard? It is best to eliminate dying trees and remove or grind away the remaining stumps. Keeping stumps is a safety risk and increases liability issues while potentially decreasing property value. Contact Martin’s Tree Service and schedule an assessment to learn more about how the company can resolve your stump or tree problem.