If your yard is littered with tree stumps, it’s time to consider the benefits of stump removal. Stumps attract pests, create safety hazards, and diminish curb appeal. Here are a few reasons why it’s time to eliminate those unsightly stumps.
Stumps attract insects and other pests that will spread to trees and plants in the yard. In particular, powderpost beetles and carpenter ants are known to take up residency in tree stumps. Powderpost beetles love to feed on hickory, oak, ash, walnut, and pine stumps. Unlike these beetles, carpenter ants don’t eat wood. However, they excavate wood, forming tunnels inside to create their nests. Some pests that tree stumps attract may even go so far as to move from a stump into a home. For example, termites are attracted to stumps but may soon decide to take up residency inside the house. Once termites start to infest a house, they can create a large amount of damage in a short amount of time.
Stumps are a huge tripping hazard. They become especially dangerous when homeowners use equipment such as lawnmowers. Not only can tree stumps cause damage to equipment, but they can also cause potential injury to the operator. Furthermore, stumps are a breeding ground for mold and fungi. Unfortunately, this can cause health problems for the people and pets who frequent the area. Allergies, respiratory issues, and skin irritations are a few concerns caused by mold and fungi growth. Lastly, stumps slowly decay over time. As the root system rots, air spaces shift the soil, creating structural issues in the surrounding areas.
Tree stumps make even the most beautiful yard look run down and neglected. Tree stump removal frees up yard space that can be used for ornamental trees and plants, gardens, and other features that add to the outdoor space. Moreover, since stump removal dramatically enhances the overall appearance of a property, it can increase the value of your home by adding to the curb appeal.
Here at LaBier Bros, we remove stumps with our top-of-the-line stump grinder. Stump grinders are the most efficient way to remove stumps because they grind the entire stump, including the root system, much faster and more safely than other methods. Furthermore, our stump grinder leaves surrounding vegetation and soil uninterrupted. Contact LaBier Brothers Tree Experts today to have the stumps in your yard eliminated.