It is indubitable that trees offer numerous benefits to human beings and the environment at large; however, there are occasions where you may need to cut down a tree. Say, it is close to your house and is a threat to the foundation of your house. In such a case, you are short of options and will ultimately have to cut the tree.
It is essential for a tree to be removed properly to prevent damage to the property near the tree. After proper removal of a tree, what remains is an unsightly stump. If you have a stump in your compound, chances are you have contemplated on doing away with it. Below are reasons why you should do away with the stump immediately.
Stumps are potential trees
Do not be deceived. A tree stump is a portion of the tree trunk with the roots intact and is capable of getting back to life; this means that leaving the stump for long will lead to sprouting of new shoots. The small trees that will grow out of your stump are unsightly to your landscape, and you need to get rid of them later. If things get complicated, be sure to get some professional help. Stump grinding is a reliable method that uses a rotating disk to scrap the wood and finally chips it off.
Stumps attract harmful insects
When you leave a tree stump in your yard, it takes time for it to rot away completely. The rotting tree stump offers a good breeding ground for ants, termites, and wood-boring insects. Though the insects may not bother you while in the yard, they may eventually find their way into your home; nobody would wish to live with bugs.
Stumps are hazardous
When you have your kids playing in your yard, they are not likely to look out and may trip over the stump hence inviting additional liabilities. The tree stump may also damage your mower if you happen to hit it accidentally when mowing.
There are many ways to remove a tree stump depending on the age and size of the tree. Don’t hesitate to work with an expert to keep your home clean and stump-free.