Why is it Important to Remove a Tree Stump?
There are lots of exciting places to visit and things to see in Deerfield Beach, FL. One of the amazing places you should plan to visit is Deerfield Island Park. This triangle-like island gives you the opportunity to experience a ferry ride, and to see nature in its best face. In this place, you will see trees in all their stages. You see, when trees have gone through the stages of growth and are no longer useful for a yard; a common method of getting rid of the tree is by cutting them. The effect of this is the lower part of the tree remains behind; it is called the stump.
When a stump is left in a yard, it is a safety hazard. That’s because it can trip you or other family members, it can lead to a termite infestation and you risk the tree growing back. To deal with these and other tree stump issues conclusively, you may need to consider removing the stump. This post will explore in detail some of the issues that may crop up if you leave tree stumps in the ground:
Dead tree stumps can invite pests
Did you know that termites love dead trees more than living ones because of the dead cellulose found in dead trees? Interestingly, termites are the only known creatures that can ingest dead cellulose. To a homestead, this is dangerous. But to forests, this very aspect prevents forest fires as termites clear the dead trees which could be super-spreaders of fire.
A tree stump sitting in your yard is not only an eyesore. It can be an invitation for wood-eating pests to infest your land. Wood-eating pests and those that like to tunnel through wood, such as termites and carpenter ants, may see your tree stump as the perfect place to make their home or nest. Unfortunately, these pests will not remain in the stump for long.
These types of pests can outgrow the stump as they multiply or will go out in search of food and water. Often times, your home is close by, which lures them in. These pests can then move from the tree stump, to your home, where they can do a great deal of damage. Removing the tree stump and the root system decreases the risk of these pests making your home their home. Read more from Branched Out….
Stumps can regrow into trees
As hard as you may think it is, a tree stump can eventually grow back into a mature tree as the roots of the tree still exist. This means that you shouldn’t be content with the tree being cut, you should go the extra mile to kill the stump or to remove it in its entirety. If for example, you had removed the tree to clear up your yard, this will bring you back to square one.
Even if you can’t see it, many stumps lead to new, tiny tree sprouts just below the surface. When those start to emerge, they can lead to lots of small trees growing in and around the stump—not ideal.
Not only are these trees tough to remove permanently—often you need chemicals to kill them and future shoots—but, while they’re growing, they pull nutrients from nearby plants, trees and shrubs. Not only does that hinder growth in the plants you want, but it impacts the entire look and feel of your outdoor space. Read more from Mister Tree Services…
What about stump removal, what should I know?
When you cut a tree, the lower part of it combined with its roots is usually left planted firmly in the ground. As you’ve seen above, the tree stump may look harmless but it brings its share of harm to your home. You don’t want termites infesting it and spreading to your home. To prevent this, the best method is to remove the remaining part of the tree together with the roots. This is what is called Stump removal.
A small- to medium-sized stump can be removed by good old-fashioned muscle work. But larger stumps can involve so much work that it’s not practical—unless you can drag it out of the earth with a chain attached to the back of a pickup. For larger stumps, use the chemical method instead. A useful tool for manual removal is a mattock, which has a broad end for digging and a sharpened end for slicing. Everyone has favorite tools to use, though, and the more various digging and cutting tools you have on hand, the better. For larger stumps, you may want to enlist the aid of a helper or two to speed the work.
For those who are not up to the physical effort, or have a tree stump is too large to remove by hand, there is an easier—though much slower—method.. Read more from The Spruce…
As you’ve seen it is riskier to leave a stump in the ground than to remove it. And then it is riskier to remove the stump by yourself because you could easily injure yourself. To curb all these risks, contact EPS Landscaping Tree Services, we will safely remove those stumps for you right away.