How do you remove a tree stump when you had to cut down a tree after the hurricane? Have you thought about how to remove a stump? If you had to cut down trees you know how difficult it can be to try and remove the stumps on your own. So you might think that it’s not a big deal to leave it in the ground, it will just rot away. In theory thats true, but here are some reasons why it’s better to have the stump removed and ways to quickly remove a tree stump. Florida Tree can show you how to get rid of those stumps in one day! Just check out the tips below.

A Tree Stump Isn’t Pretty

When it comes to aesthetics, stumps aren’t attractive. If you want a nice looking yard, one of the things that you want to do is to remove your stump. Tree stumps are unsightly and actually look like you don’t care much for the look of your yard. It’s possible they could even affect the value of your home, with the new homeowner knowing they will need to get them out of there.

They are trip hazards, can be homes for and attract pests. The tree itself can sent up new growths, the roots continue to grow and can also cause problems. Once the stump eventually starts to rot, it can take years and continue to break into smaller pieces for years.

They Can Be Hazardous

They are dangerous to kids and pets. When they are playing and running in the yard, they probably aren’t looking for the stump. As we mentioned above, that they can trip over it. They also can damage the lawn mower if you hit one accidentally when you’re mowing. They can damage your mower, the blades and even people around. Pieces of the rotting stump can be thrown by your mower and hit people, break windows and damage property. Its just not worth the the risk not to remove a tree stump!

New Trees Can Grow Out Of Them

Sometimes when you leave the stump behind it can mean that some new trees are growing out of it and growing around it. This can make the yard unsightly and also can be very expensive since those shoots can continue to come back. You might need to use chemicals for completely killing them off. No one wants to use more chemicals than are actually need in our yards. They are not good for the environment or our families. The little trees also can leech the nutrients from the plants that are close to them. This means that your flowers aren’t going to get the nutrients needed.

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Annoying To Go Around

When a tree stump remains, they are a nuisance and an obstacle that you have to find your way around when you are mowing or weeding the lawn. We have seen some on the edge of driveways as well. Driving over a stump on purpose or accident can be a real problem. Catching the underneath of your car could lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Its much cheaper to quickly remove a tree stump then paying for damages to your vehicles, or someone that is visiting your house!

A Stump Attracts Insects

When stumps are left in the lawn, the tree is decaying, and it will take a while before it rots completely. When it’s decaying, it is going to attract bugs like ants, beetles and termites. Even though this doesn’t seem like a big problem, it can be when they move from your stump to your house. Why give pests an invitation to get even close to your home.

They Use Up Space In The Yard

This is a problem if you don’t have a really big yard. The space you’re losing from your roots and stump takes away from the amount of space that you can enjoy. This space can be used for a table or flowerbed, or even a swing set for your kids. The roots can be on the surface depending on the type of tree. They could interfere with your garden as well.

How to Quickly Remove a Tree Stump

The best way is to give us a call. Your friends over at Florida Tree and Ground Maintenance have decades of experience. We also have the best equipment in the area. We can safely remove your trees, including the tree stumps. Each tree and situation is different. We can share with you the options to grind the stump down below the ground, or completely dig it out of the ground. The cost if far less to quickly remove a tree stump now than having it annoy you and have problems for years.