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It might be tough to know when to remove a tree stump from your lawn. There are benefits and drawbacks to tree stump removal, but most experts believe that if you’re going to go that path, you should know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.

Maybe you recently had a damaged tree removed from your lawn and want to get rid of the residual roots. Or perhaps you’ve had a stump on your lawn for years and are looking to enhance your landscape.

There are numerous reasons to remove a tree stump, but the aesthetics of your home, the health of your current flora, and even the safety of your loved ones are all crucial aspects to consider before tree stump removal.

Once you’ve decided, removing tree stumps and roots can be a simple task that any expert arborist can accomplish.

As a highly rated tree service company, our techniques and processes are what make us stand out from our competition in Pasadena, MD and the surrounding areas. This is true for stump removal in particular. To find out how we do it, read on!

Reasons To Remove a Stump

After going through the trouble to have a tree removed, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to leave the stump sitting there. A few of the top reasons to remove stumps from your yard include:

  • They are Eyesores – No one likes gazing out into the yard and seeing old stumps dotting the landscape. They look even worse when weeds and other plants start growing on them, which inevitably happens over time. When it comes to selling a home, many individuals choose to have tree stumps removed in order to make the property look as presentable as possible. Not to mention that stumps take up yard space that may be better employed for fresh growth or more fascinating elements for the serious landscaping enthusiast.

  • They Take Up Valuable Space – Most people want the widest, clearest yards possible, and stumps really get in the way. A developing root can also take water from a leaking water line, allowing it to spread. If you plan on stump removal, it is critical that a professional remove all of the roots of your tree stump to avoid the risk of root development.

  • They are Hazardous – Some stumps are obvious, but others get camouflaged by grass, weeds and other plants and become tripping hazards. Nothing is worse than stubbing your toe on an old tree stump. Tree stumps can spread decay and attract invasive species to your yard. Termites, beetles, carpenter ants, and a variety of other wood-boring insects, for example, are particularly fond to tree stumps. Once infected, your stump will almost probably spread to healthy trees or plants on your property. Worse, the wood in your home may be endangered!

How We Remove Tree Stumps

Our machines are self-propelled and portable, so they don’t require large trucks to drive into your yard and tear up the lawn. Our machines are small enough to go through narrow gates, and they are on their own rubber tracks that don’t leave imprints on your lawn.

We also make sure to grind the stump at least 6” below the ground so you can plant grass to cover the area, or we can go as deep as 18” if you’d like to plant another tree in its place.

You should remove the stumps in your yard for reasons covered in previous posts, but it’s also important to know that the company you hire for stump removal has a process that you can trust.

Nationwide Tree Service’s transparency and technique keep your yard looking its best, even right after a stump removal. Contact us today for a free quote on stump removal in hard-to-reach places on your property.