When you hire a professional to remove a tree, the chances that you’ll be left with a tree stump is relatively high. When getting your tree felled, you probably wereindecisiveaboutwhether or not you should get your tree stump removed. This mainly occurs because people thought it would be a nice decorative piece, or you just screamed when you saw the quoted price.
Nonetheless, either scenariohas the same outcome, and that’s a tree stump. To help you better understand why you should get a tree stump removed, I’ve mentioned several reasons below.
1.Increases levels of pests and microbes
Because trees are entirely organic, they’ll start to decompose over a set amount of time. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing since it’s natural, it’s not ideal for providing favourable living conditions for the surrounding environment.
For a tree stump to decompose naturally, it can take anywhere between 5 to 10 years, depending on its environment. While this process is happening, your tree stump will also obtain a variety of decomposers. This includes an array of bacterias, pests, and many other organisms that aid the decomposing process.
Some pests that come along with this are worse than others. But either way, having an increase of them is certainly something you want to avoid at all costs. This is because, once the decomposing process is finished, they’ll look for another home, which will be somewhere else in your garden.
Of course, we want to avoid it because it could have adverse effects on our vegetation. If you don’t want an increased level of pests roaming around your garden, why not contact us today, and we’ll offer you a quotation? At Treemendous, we operate our services in Benfleet, Essex and surrounding areas.
2.It can lower your property value
Depending on where your tree stump is located, it can undoubtedly be an eyesore. Apart from this, it can also cause some severe damage to your home’s infrastructure and neighbouring environment. Because of this, you could actually be pushing your property down in value. Which in a market like we’re experiencing in this day in age, you want to avoid.
So, if you’re planning on selling your house soon, you may want to consider removing the stump before it enters the market. The last thing you want is for potential buyers to drive away just because of a littlestump that could be removed in a matter of hours.
3.They can still cause underground damage
I’ve briefly mentioned this above, but tree stumps can still cause harmful effects underground after the existing tree has been felled. Although you may believe that your tree stump isn’t growing because you can’t visually see it, you could be wrong.
When you remove a tree and leave the tree stump, you’re still left with the roots. Because of this, they’re still able to feed off your nutritioussoil. This doesn’t just steal vital nutrients from the surrounding produce, but it also means it’ll continue to grow.
Because of this, you could be causing more harm than you may realise, such as damaging your sidewalk, pipes, and other ground-related infrastructures.
4.Tree stumps still feed off your soil
As mentioned, when you remove a tree, the tree stump is still alive. Due to this, it’llsteal vital nutrients from the surrounding areas. This can be problematic for some, as treesusually dominate their environment from their extensive roots.
From this occurring, you may realise that the produce around that area isn’t flourishing correctly. If that’s the case, you should probably consider removing the stump.
Removing the stump is generally done from a stump grinding process. Because of this, the tree stump is broken down into small wood chippings and cultivated back into the soil. Meaning, you’ll be removing the stump, as well as giving back crucial nutrients to the surrounding soil.
Afterall, if the stump has been there for a while, it’s probably stolen an abundance of different nutrients and slowed the development process of many plants or vegetables. So why not provide the soil with a healthy boost?
5.It’s a safety hazard
Lastly, leaving a tree stump in the ground can be highly hazardous. Depending on the size of the stump, some may be unnoticeable to the eye. If this were to occur, someone could trip over it and becoming injured.
In your own garden, the repercussions for this are much less than if it was on public property. If someone were to fall due to a stump on public property, they could even file a lawsuit against you for not taking appropriate safety measures.
This is undoubtedly something you want to avoid, and it could end in a hefty fine. To eliminate this from happening, you should contact us. We’re more than happy to provide a tree stump removal service in Benfleet, Essex, and its surrounding areas.
How do you remove a tree stump?
Now you’re aware of the reasons why you should get a tree stump removed, you’re probably interested in the process.
The process is simple. For smaller stumps,we’dtypically remove these by hand with some brute force and elbow grease. Depending on the stump’s size, they’re pretty manageable to remove and it doesn’t require us to bring our stump grinding machine.
However, for larger stumps, we’ll need to bring our state-of-the-art stump grinding machine. This is equipped with various rotating blades, which chop up the stump into small wooden pieces. Once the stump is completely grounded up, we’ll then cultivate the wooden chips and sawdust into the soil. From doing this, your soil gets nutritional benefits and can providesignificant resources to the surrounding vegetation.
As you can see from the above, removing a tree stump is essential as it could cause you some serious issues. If you’re interested in getting a stump removed, contact us. From here, we’llget a professional team member to visit your location and quote you on the given job.