Stump removal is an underrated yet essential service that property owners should utilise more often. After the tree is cut down, most won’t think about what’s left behind. But ordering stump removal sooner rather than later will save you a lot of headaches down the road.
The stump might not grow but the areas at the base will. It’s like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
This new growth will only go out and up. It’ll take up more space in your yard compared to the original tree. You ordered the tree to get cut down for space to begin with, not to let it re-grow bigger and bushier.
Tree stumps are ugly
Sad but true. A tree stump isn’t a nice backyard feature. Tree stumps are often left alone on council land and occasionally make a nice seat or picnic table. But they’re most often in wide open spaces, not a finite amount of back/front yard.
Ugly, unsightly stumps have no room during a renovation so make arrangements for stump removal during the landscaping phase. This brings us to the next point;
You need space
People renovate because they want more space in their home and yards. Your kids can’t kick the footy around a stump.
Stump removal is a process, but a necessary one to take if you want more square meters out of your lawn. The space you gain means you can put in the pool/barbecue/man cave of your dreams.
If you don’t order stump removal within a year or two, it’ll begin to decay. And decay attracts all sorts of nasties. First off, decay from a tree stump really smells thanks to all the natural rotting material. Next come the termites and beetles. After they’ve finished eating the tree, they’ll move onto their next home or main course: your house.
Stump removal nips these hazards before any real accidents happen. Children in particular are at risk when they’re running around. They can trip over a root and hurt themselves, for one. And for adults mowing the lawn, they aboveground roots that can children trip over can also ruin your lawn mower blades.