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The Importance of Tree Stump Removal in Denver

September 6, 2017

When you hire a tree service professional to cut down dead trees in your lawn, you will need to tell him whether or not he should remove the stumps as well. Many people don’t see the need for tree stump removal in Denver. But, before you make this decision, make sure you understand why experts recommend that you remove tree stumps instead of leaving them in your lawn.


The most obvious reason why professionals recommend that you remove tree stumps is because of their unattractive appearance. Having a tree stump in your lawn could drastically affect how the rest of your landscaping looks. In fact, it could even impact how others see your home. If you spend a lot of time on your landscaping, don’t let it all go to waste by leaving a giant tree stump in your lawn. Have it removed to keep the pristine look of your landscaping intact.

You should also keep this in mind if you are planning on selling your home in the near future. The curb appeal of a home is important to potential buyers. Some buyers may not even be interested in looking inside a home that has an unsightly tree stump out front.

Trip and Fall Hazard

It’s easy to avoid running into a tree when you’re walking through your lawn, but you may forget about the stumps that are hiding in your grass. Anyone can accidentally run into a tree stump—especially kids who are too busy playing to look for obstacles in their path. Tripping over a tree stump could lead to scrapes, bruises, and even broken bones if it knocks you off of your feet. Even worse, if someone else trips on a tree stump that is on your property, you could be liable in the event that this person suffers injuries. Protect yourself—and your loved ones—by removing tree stumps in your lawn as soon as possible.

Attracts Pests

Tree stumps can also attract pests, which can be incredibly difficult to get rid of once they’ve invaded your lawn. Some species of ants are known to nest in decaying tree stumps. If the tree stump is located close to your home, the ants could eventually make their way inside looking for food. Learn more about the infestation of ants in a tree stump.  

But, ants aren’t the only pests you have to worry about if you have tree stumps in your lawn. Tree stumps can attract a number of different pests, including wood boring beetles and termites. These pests can easily move from tree to tree, attacking and destroying the healthy trees in your lawn just because you did not remove a tree stump. Similar to the ants, these pests can also make their way into your home and cause structural damage.

Diseases and Fungi

Why did you have to cut the tree? In many cases, trees need to be cut because they are infected with a disease or fungus. Cutting the tree down is not enough to completely eradicate the problem. The fungus or disease could remain in the tree stump, which means it still poses a threat to the rest of your trees. Most diseases and fungi can easily spread to other healthy trees in your lawn, which will cause a great deal of damage that could have been avoided by simply removing the tree stump.

Lawn Maintenance

It can be very difficult to mow your lawn if there are tree stumps scattered everywhere. Pushing or riding a lawn mower around a stump is challenging, so you may end up with grass that looks uneven. Plus, if you accidentally get too close to the stump when cutting your grass, the stump could damage the mower.


Most homeowners want to make good use out of every inch of their lawns. But, a tree stump does nothing but take up space that could be used for a garden, a sitting area, or even a kids’ swing set. Maximize the space in your lawn by removing all of the tree stumps that don’t provide any value.


Even when a tree is cut down, it can generate regrowth. The tree stumps in your lawn could start to sprout branches, known as suckers, which will start to appear around the base of the stump. Letting these suckers grow freely could make your lawn look unkempt. In addition, these suckers will absorb some of the nutrients in the soil, which means other plants in your lawn may not get as many nutrients.

Suckers can be difficult to remove, but it’s important that you hire someone for the job as soon as possible. If you let them grow for too long, they can become a safety hazard since they are attached to a rotting tree stump that does not offer much support. Even if you hire someone to get rid of them, they may continue to grow back until the tree stump has been completely removed.

Hiring A Professional

There are many articles and how-to videos online that show you how to remove a tree stump on your own. But, it’s never a good idea to try this by yourself. Removing a tree stump requires special equipment and safety gear that you probably don’t have at home. If you try to remove a stump on your own, it’s possible that you could damage the landscaping around the stump. In some cases, a tree stump could be located near pipes or electrical systems, which further complicates the matter. Performing this task without the right equipment and safety gear can also be dangerous. For these reasons, it’s in your best interest to let a professional handle this task instead of attempting to do it on your own.

Do you have tree stumps or dead trees that need to be removed? If so, contact the professionals. Arbor Garden is a locally owned and operated tree services company that specializes in tree pruning, removing, stump removal, planting, and pest management. Contact us today to learn more about our services and receive a free estimate.