What Happens To A Tree After You Remove It?
Once your tree is removed, you are left with the stump. Now you have to make one more important decision—leave it or grind it.
It’s up to you whether to remove a tree stump from your yard or not. There are many reasons why it could benefit your landscape and property. Here are three things to think about when you make this decision:
1. Tree stumps can be hazardous
Stumps protruding from the ground can be hazardous to kids who are running around in your yard. Additionally, leaves obstacles for one to work around and while mowing, risking damage to your lawnmower by accidentally running it over.
2. Tree stumps can ruin your aesthetic
Tree stumps throughout a well-kept lawn stand out like sore thumbs, distracting from the beauty of the overall landscape. Your land’s aesthetic, in turn, has an impact on its real-estate worth. A significant number of tree stumps may reduce the value of your home. Aside from that, tree stumps take up a lot of valuable yard area. This space might be transformed into an outside porch or a gathering spot for family picnics.
3. Tree stumps can give access to pests and insects
Tree stumps are living organisms that can house a variety of pests and insects. During the lengthy decay process, stumps attract insects like ants, termites, and beetles. If not controlled effectively, these pests can spread to other plants in your landscape or even your home.
4. When to leave the stump
In certain cases, a stump serves a better purpose not being removed. Such as being located on a hillside or near water. In this case, stumps may provide integrity to the slope and help with erosion control