If you own land that either you have or have not landscaped, chances are that you probably have a few stumps scattered about. Perhaps the trees that once stood on your property were dead and needed to be removed. Maybe they were an irritating to the neighbors and had to be torn down. What remains is a reminder of what once was there, and however romantic that notion, property owners should take care to remove stumps. Stumps are a nuisance and an eyesore and are holding you back from having the property of your dreams. Here are a few reasons why the responsible homeowner should invest in stump removal.
Rotting Stumps House Pests and Spread Disease
If you happen upon a stump, there is a good chance that it is either dead or dying. Although they may not seem extremely problematic, stumps can house pests if they are actively rotting. Rotting, dry wood attracts termites, which can later spread to other wooded areas around your property. If a tree is removed because it was diseased, the pathogen can still remain in the stump. If a virus or mold is still living in a tree stump, there is the very likely possibility that it will spread to other areas of not only your land, but to your neighbors’ land as well. Though they are seemingly unlikely culprits, stumps can cause huge problems over time if left untreated.
Stumps are Hazards
It is easy to overlook stumps, but they can pose a real danger to your friends and family if they are not removed from your property. Inattentive children and adults can trip and injure themselves if stumps are hidden by grasses and other vegetation, which should be avoided at all costs. The soil around stumps can shift and change as roots continue to grow, which can lead to indentations and holes in the ground that were not present previously. Avoid future lawsuits and remove your stumps.
Stumps are Ugly!
Let’s face it: you can’t have the nicest landscape on your block if you have ugly stumps on your property. Take pride in your lawn and remove them; become the envy of your neighborhood. You must start with a blank, pristine canvas: your lawn! Plan and execute your landscaping dreams with the help of Harford Tree and Landscaping Inc.
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