why you should remove tree stumpsTree stump removal is a big part of our business, and we’re often asked if it's necessary. Trees are a thing of nature, so leaving a tree stump in the earth is certainly natural. However, there are a few good reasons to go ahead with a removal.

Curb Appeal

Tree stumps aren’t pretty. Period. Removing it from your yard takes care of an eyesore for you and your neighbors.

Property Value

Because tree stumps are unsightly, some believe they can lower your property value. Think about it. Would you rather buy a home with a yard of blooming, well-maintained trees? Or one with even one tree stump left behind?

Safety

Not only do you risk tripping over a tree stump and injuring yourself, a tree stump could also turn into a liability if a neighbor or someone else has a misadventure. In addition, stumps can damage lawn equipment if it gets in the way while mowing.

Efficiency

Speaking of mowing, wouldn’t it be great to not have to mow around that ugly, old tree stump? Stump removal can take care of that!

Space

For obvious reasons, tree stumps take up space in your yard. If you’re looking to plant new trees, create a garden space, add a pool or build a play place, a stump could foil your plans. In addition, (this is true for live trees, too) roots could continue to grow and interfere with other infrastructure such as pipes, sidewalks, driveways, and so on.

Infestations and Disease

Tree stumps attract insects and other vermin, and could harbor diseases that can spread to other tree life. While it’s true that live trees can also be vulnerable to infestations and disease, tree stumps are especially vulnerable.

New Growth

Tree stumps actually have the ability to sprout new growth again, many times seeing new trees sprout up around the stump. Not only is this a bit of an eyesore, but it could be more expensive to remove now that new roots have established themselves.

More questions on stump removal? We’re here to help. Give us a call at 651-484-2627 or submit a bid request form for your project.

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