- Tree stumps are a safety risk to children, sidewalks, house foundations, and landscaping equipment such as lawnmowers.
- As the stump decays, it attracts unwanted species such as termites, beetles, and carpenter ants that are known to wreak havoc on homes and other trees.
- A decaying tree stump with mold and weeds is an eyesore
- An unattended stump may strip the surrounding soil of essential nutrients – causing other plants to die or wither.
Stump removal is a comprehensive process in which a tree stump is extracted completely. It often involves physically digging a huge hole and using high-power machines to pull the stump – leaving a gaping hole.
- Mitigate the risk of health hazards
- Easy to replant another tree
- Stump and roots are eliminated completely
- The gaping hole left behind is unsightly
- Time and labor-intensive process
- Stump removal is not environmentally friendly (i.e., it’s intrusive)
- Faster than stump removal
- Environmentally friendly
- More affordable
- Ground stumps may be reused as mulch
- Process is not as labor-intensive as other methods
- No gaping holes on your lawn
- A possibility that the tree might sprout given the right conditions
- Roots are left behind to decay