Is Removing Tree Stumps Necessary After Tree Removal?

While healthy and mature trees are a blessing to any garden, dead trees are a different matter. They’re an eyesore at best and a health hazard at worst. As a responsible tree owner, you should remove a tree from your property as soon as possible if it is dead or diseased.

After removing a tree from your property, the next step should be to remove the stump. However, this can be tedious, especially for large and mature trees. Luckily, Frady Tree Care is here to help! Get affordable, reliable, and fast stump removal from the top tree removal experts in Charlotte from Frady Tree Care.

5 Arguments for Removing Tree Stumps

While a tree stump might look harmless, you should immediately remove it from your property following tree removal. Here are five reasons why you should get rid of tree stumps immediately:

Property Damage

Tree stumps can damage your property even after the trunk is gone. You might not see it above ground, but the remaining root system can still grow even after you cut the stump. Tree roots can burrow into underground water pipes and damage them. Growing roots can also damage the soil around your trees by breaking the soil level.

Lawn Maintenance Becomes Difficult

Lawn maintenance chores are hard enough, but trying to mow around a tree stump makes the task much more challenging. Imagine moving around the stump and tree roots every time you want to mow your lawn! What’s more, you can accidentally damage your mower if you move over any protruding roots.  

Pest Magnet

Pests love to make their homes in tree stumps. Rats can make a nest, while termites can colonize the wood. Once pests infest tree stumps, they can easily make the jump into your home or commercial property. You’ll need to spend on pest management services to get rid of these unwanted visitors. Aside from pests, pathogens such as mold and fungi can grow on decaying stumps. These pathogens can cause health risks such as allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory diseases.

Tripping Hazard

People in your yard can accidentally trip over a stump or its roots. Leaving behind tree stumps can even be a legal liability if a neighbor or friend injures themselves on your property by tripping. You can risk facing a costly lawsuit!

Reduces Property Values

A decaying tree stump drastically reduces the aesthetic value of your outdoor space. No one likes hearing that their lawn looks unkempt.

Stump Removal vs. Stump Grinding

There are two removal methods for getting rid of tree stumps: stump grinding or stump removal. Stump grinding involves using a machine to shred any tree parts remaining above ground. You will need to clean up the wood chips left behind by stump grinding. Renting a stump grinder can be a good option for small tree stumps.

However, stump removal might be the better choice if you have large tree stumps. Stump removal involves completely removing the remaining stump and roots. Generally, stump removal is much more expensive and labor-intensive than stump grinding, but you’ll have a clean space. However, you will need to fill in the hole left behind by stump removal.

Our tree care experts can help you decide which option is best for you.

Place a Tree on Your Property Today!

Removing a tree stump can be tiresome and costly but necessary for your health and safety. Leave the job to our tree care experts at Frady Tree Care to do all the heavy lifting for you! We guarantee that we will remove your tree stump safely and efficiently.

Tree care and maintenance is a 24/7 job. We are committed to giving our clients the best tree care service anytime they need it. Learn more about emergency tree services by giving us a call at 704-644-2516.


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