Sometimes it can be hard to know when to remove a stump from your yard. Experts agree that tree stump removal comes with its own pros and cons. However, it is best to fully understand what you are doing.
Perhaps you recently removed a tree from your lawn and now want to remove the roots. Maybe an old stump has been a problem in your lawn for years and you want to improve your landscaping.
There are many reasons why a stump should be removed from a tree. But the most important ones are for your safety, your health and your family’s safety.
After you’ve made your decision, it’s easy to remove stumps and tree roots. This can be done by any professional arborist.
We’ve broken down the steps so that you can make an educated decision about whether tree stump removal might be right for you.
What is the purpose of tree stumps being removed?
Tree stumps can make your yard look unattractive. This is the most common reason. Stumps can make a beautiful yard look shabby. The appearance of your yard can be quickly improved by removing tree stumps.
To make their property more appealing, many people remove stumps from their houses. If you are a serious landscape enthusiast, stumps can occupy space in your yard that could have been used for new growth or other interesting features.
After speaking with a licensed professional about how to remove stumps and roots, it is possible to plant a seed to start a new tree. There are many options. You might think about stump removal if your yard is looking a little messy.
Protect your home from tree roots
While a tree root will not cause any damage to pipes or sewage lines from the outside, it can cause pipe bursts if it grows in pipes that are already damaged.
Leaky water lines can cause roots to absorb water and can lead to them spreading. To prevent root growth, it is important to have the stump removed by professionals.
Protect your lawn from insects and decay
Tree stumps can lead to decay and attract other species to your yard. Tree stumps can be a popular habitat for termites and carpenter beetles. The stump could spread disease to other trees or shrubs. Your wood could also be at risk.
Tree stumps can also be infected with fungi, which is very dangerous for pets and children. It is best to remove the entire stump in order to prevent decay, mold, and infected wood spreading. It is essential for the health and well-being of your yard.
Tree stumps can be fatal
Children playing in your yard with stumps or tree roots can be difficult for children. Visitors could be injured if children run over stumps and tree roots.
If a stump is left untreated, roots can grow and cause damage to your foundation and sidewalks. A root that has grown up the sidewalk in front your home could pose a threat to pedestrians or bikers. It is important to remove the stump as soon as possible in order to keep your green space clean.
What can you do to get rid of stumps and roots?
After considering the pros and cons of stump removal you should hire an expert to take out your stumps. It may sound like a great idea, but DIYers who try to remove stumps using only a chain and pulls from their cars could ruin beautiful lawns.
This is a great method to remove a bumper. It won’t likely get rid of the root or stump, which is essential for proper removal.
You should instead hire a specialist who is experienced in the methods to remove the stump. An expert will know how to safely burn, decay, and grind the stump. The specialist will have all the equipment necessary to safely complete the task with minimal damage to surrounding grass.
A stump crusher is the best option to remove your stump. A professional will arrive at your home with a grinder. If you are determined to do it yourself, grinders can be rented at local hardware stores. It only takes a few hours.
Although it’s cheaper than using a stump grinding machine to grind the stump, the task is more difficult. To insert potassium nitrate, professionals will drill holes into the stump. The potassium nitrate will need to penetrate the stump fully. This can take several days.
The professional will then light the chemical mix using a lighter. The flame will not produce large flames, but will instead smolder into a manageable flame. The stump can be easily removed once it has cooled down.
No matter how you remove the stump, professional tree removal services are best.
This post was written by a professional arborist at Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care. Robert Miller is the owner of Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care, a locally owned and operated tree service company that offers superb lawn care by the most experienced Arborists. Arborwise Tree Services is a tree removal company that offers stump removal, tree pruning, stump grinding, fertilization, and tree restoration. We have an extraordinary lawn care industry notoriety covering the Pinellas county area. Click here for more information!