After days, weeks, or months of worrying if the next snowfall, gust of wind, or thunder storm was going to be the one that caused that perilous tree located near your home to fall, a decision to have it removed was made. Instead of having to fret about the damage which would be associated with such a disaster, being preemptive and opting for removal is often the best option and decision available to a homeowner for ensuring the safety of their family and place of residence.
However, now that the problematic tree is gone, in place is a stump which creates an entirely new set of dangerous circumstances on its own. While the smaller stump is never going to fall over, crushing your house in the process, the potential for other types of accidents, damage, or harm is now relevant in addition to a host of other problematic issues.
These include all of the following:
Depending on the size and height of the stump remaining after tree removal, an immediate danger in your landscape may have been created. Especially if the arborist or individual felling the tree initially cut close to the ground, then what is left of the trunk and any exposed root system is cause for concern. If not apparent or initially visible, then anyone walking or worse, running, through the area could collide with the stump and fall.
Damage to yourself or anyone unaware of the stump remains would then occur. If the grasses surrounding the stump are not cut back exposing the remaining tree, which is often the case due to harder lawn care around such a plant, then the capabilities of hiding a dangerous tripping hazard are only increased.
Complete removal is the best option.
While you may think leaving only that little piece of tree stump could not be causing too much harm, you would definitely be wrong. Even if you believe no one will ever trip or fall on the remnants of a cut down tree, the leftover stump also creates an inviting home for insects and other potentially dangerous pests over time. One of the most common, which can cause an enormous amount of unwanted damage to a home is the termite.
Any wood left lying around your property, but especially a leftover stump, only serves as an unintentional way you’re inviting pests
to take up residence in close proximity to your house. Instead of having these creatures move in to potentially cause problems from an action made to initially rid a home of potential damage, going the extra step in an effort to complete the entire process is needed. Don’t fall short by leaving a stump after removing the tree, elect for complete removal on every occasion.
LAWN CARE EASE
Another reason for opting to remove any stumps left after cutting down a tree is to create an overall ease of lawn care for the individual or people performing such duties. By having the stump taken out, matching grasses can fill in the space once where the tree stood and increase the overall area of land use available. This extra space can provide benefits as opposed to the hazards created from leaving a tree stump in place.
Instead of having to account for leftover stumps and work around these areas when performing any grooming care to a yard, an individual would be allowed direct access and not be limited in their duties by stumps creating potential hazards to their work.
The remnants of a fallen tree not only create damage and hazard inducing pitfalls across your personal landscape, but immediately produce an eyesore within your property. Homeowners work hard to establish a beautiful area surrounding their residence and while the reasoning behind a tree removal often falls in the realm of safety, leaving a stump creates additional difficulties and is not appealing to the eye.
While there are numerous tree stump ideas
to help eliminate the atrocious sight of a stump on property, none are really too beneficial. These options may create a talking or focal point but behind the decoration is still a pest inviting structure which may be apparent and less of a tripping or falling hazard but still does not derive the same potential from opting for complete removal.
Another damaging opportunity created by not removing a tree stump entirely includes contact with lawn equipment. Not only are humans subject to being harmed from a job only halfway complete, but your lawn mower could also suffer considerable damage from a halfway removed tree.
Depending on the type and blades or reels, both could be subject to harm if a stump is not avoided. Blades and reels can become bent, dulled, or even broken completely if contact with a hard wood structure, such as a stump, is inflicted.
Complete removal eliminates the dangers associated with damage caused by contact from such implements.
Each of these above referenced issues with stumps let to stand alone in a yard make opting for removal the best alternative. By riding your landscape of these remote eyesores and potentially dangerous settings, a cleaner and more enjoyable space will be left in the area. Choosing this option coincides with electing to remove the initial threat but following through to complete removal is a must to ensure the safety of not only your family but any other individuals who will be visiting the property.
Arbor Garden Tree & Landscaping
has been serving the Denver metro area for 23 years. We began in 1994 with one truck and now have a full service arborist business. Our locally owned and operated company is proud to serve Denver metro area residents and business owners including the Denver Country Club, Castle Pines Country Club, city and county governments, various homeowners associations and private homeowners. Our knowledgeable and certified arborists would be more happy to provide you with tree trimming, tree removal, tree planting and landscaping services. When you’re ready to get started give us a call at 303-722-8820 or fill out our contact form