You may have had a dead tree cut down to prevent problems with your lawn or house, but the stump remains — and tree stumps can become a safety hazard. Also, tree stumps aren’t usually visually appealing, so that they can diminish your curb appeal. Below are some of the most vital reasons to remove a tree stump immediately.
Stumps Attract Insects
Insects can quickly invade your home and overtake your lawn, especially if they have a stump to take shelter in. Insects such as carpenter ants and termites are known for feasting on wood, and if they get into the stump on your lawn, they’ll likely eventually make their way into your home, too.
Stumps Can Transmit Disease
When stumps are left alone for too long, fungi can appear and spread to both humans and nearby plants. You are putting yourself and your family at risk of getting seriously sick, and your plants and lawn can weaken.
New Trees Can Grow
Tree stumps can sprout more trees, which can be a nuisance. The sprouts steal nutrients from nearby grass and plants to grow; if they become huge, they can be expensive and problematic to remove. It’s wise to remove your tree stump before it can develop any new growth.
We’ll Remove All Tree Stumps
Our Advanced Tree and Landscape crew works diligently to remove tree stumps and provide other high-quality lawn care and tree services. We know firsthand how dangerous neglected tree stumps can become, so we’ll use our experience to get the job done right. When a tree is cut down, you envision the entire thing gone from the lawn, and we’re here to help you achieve that vision. Let us know today if you have a stump in the Medford area you’d like to have removed.