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After removing a tree, what’s left behind is the sturdy stump that once anchored the tree in place. Homeowners wonder: should they leave it in the yard untouched, or should it be removed along with the tree?

The thing about tree stumps is once they have been separated from the rest of the tree, they start a very slow decaying process. This means over time, the rotting stump may attract pests like termites or carpenter ants that can damage your home.
So even though many homeowners opt to leave the stump and let it rot, the critters that come along in the process might spread out to other plants and trees in the yard or even invade your home. But this is not the only reason why property managers should get rid of the tree stumps in their yard.

An old tree stump might not cause any problems at first, but the longer it sticks around, the more worrisome it becomes. They can become a real nuisance over time. For example, if there are kids in the house and they like running around, the stumps can act as tripping hazards that cause injuries.

Old stumps also get in the way of mowing your lawn. They also make it difficult to plant a new tree when you are ready to do so.

On top of all these hazards and nuisances, a decaying tree stump isn’t so pretty. It can throw off the whole look of the yard and even affect the property’s value. The best thing to do is to remove the stump.

However, there are two methods that are commonly used to accomplish this task: stump removal and stump grinding. Choosing which route is best for the property depends on the owner’s plans for their own landscape.

Stump removal is the more intrusive of the two. It involves digging out all of the tree’s widespread roots. It takes a lot of time and power tools to get the job done: but Joel’s Pro Tree Service has you covered. The benefit of stump removal is that it leaves you with a clean slate that is open to any new ideas you have for your landscape. However, it also leaves behind a large hole that can be an eyesore until it is filled in.

Stump grinding is less intensive but leaves behind the roots. The arborists use a machine to completely shred the stump down into small woodchips. Grinding is much more efficient than stump removal. However, it does leave the tree’s roots behind. If the stump is large, the chip pile produced can also be quite large. The roots will naturally decay over time, but it is a lengthy process.

Joel’s Pro Tree Services offers a superior level of service that is not only more affordable but more reliable than any other tree service provider out there. This company is locally owned and operated, and they care about their fellow neighbors. Contact Joel’s Pro Tree Services at 855-212-1464 today.

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