When you cut down a tree, you are often left with a stump just sitting in your yard. Most people will leave the stump for a later time. However, when a tree is cut down, it is important that the stump is removed at the same time. Leaving a tree stump in the ground has it risks. TREEGUY.com would like to share why you should never leave a tree stump behind and how to have them removed.
Tree Stumps Keep Growing
Depending on the situation of the removal, live trees can continue to grow even after being cut down. There are many scenarios as to why a living tree is cut down. Some cases as to why a living tree is removed could be that the tree is a future hazard, tree roots are growing into the sewer line, or the tree is diseased. Regardless as to the reasoning why a living tree is cut down, by leaving the stump the tree will continue to grow as well as it’s roots. Simply put, if you need to remove a living tree, the stump must also be removed or the tree isn’t truly gone.
Tree Stumps Attract Termites & Pests
Tree stumps can also lead to a pest problem. Termites are a common problem in Maine and are often found in the Portland, Lincoln, and Bangor regions. Termites love damp or dried out wood and will infest tree stumps. Termite activity that is anywhere near the home puts the home at risk of future termite infestations. Another similar pest that is found in Maine is the carpenter ant. These ants build their nest in dead tree and even inside homes. A tree stump provides a starting point for these wood destroying pests that will eventually make their way into your home. Trees that have a disease or are growing fungi that been removed, know that the stump still can harbor the disease and fungi. Birds and insects can still spread diseases and fungi to surrounding trees and infect them. Some diseases and/or fungi can also be harmful to humans and other animals.
Tree Stumps are Tripping Hazards
When leaving the tree stump in the yard, you are also leaving a tripping hazard. Young children or the elderly may trip over the stump and receive injuries. To make the yard a more fun and safer place it is better to have the tree stump removed. Additionally, tree stump can also ruin the yard’s aesthetics; so why not just have it removed?
Stump Grinding, Removal & More in Gorham, Lewiston, Brunswick, Saco, Cape Elizabeth & Greater Portland, Maine
Removing a tree stump can be done in a few different ways. Most often a professional tree service uses a grinder machine which cuts down the stump and grinds down the core of the tree’s root system. Any upper roots are cut out and removed as well. In some cases the tree stump is pulled out of the ground. However, this method isn’t always used as it can damage the surrounding landscape. Professional services often prefer the stump grinder method as it can thoroughly remove the stump and root system with less effects to the yard. If you have a tree or tree stump you need removed, don’t hesitate, contact TREEGUY.com and schedule our services today.