Stump RemovalStump Removal has many benefits, even though you would think that it’s just getting the yard prettier.
- Stump grinding is actually an important insect control method. Stumps left for long periods of time on your property can invite termites, who can move on to infest the wood in and around your house.
- Stumps left behind for long periods of time also invite fungi, and make a great place for ant piles.
- Stumps from trees like elms, cottonwoods, and maples, as well as the willow tree, and many other species will have sprouts that grow from them, making it hard to trim, and making a constant job out of it as well.
- Cutting a tree down also forces sprouts to grow sporadically throughout the stump, stump base, AND along the root system in your yard. Stump grinding is a recommended, non-invasive process, as far as surrounding plants and structures.
- Stump grinding does not compact the soil, or rip up any unnecessary ground elsewhere.
If you have your stump killed with herbicides, make sure and read the label, or get a professional to apply the treatment. There are many dangers and guidelines that have to be followed to apply chemicals, especially near waterways, and even standing water. Chemicals when not applied right can kill grass, plants, trees, and even “leech” into the waterways, and affect or kill your aquatic friends.