Why Is It Important to Remove a Tree Stump?

Tree stumps are the unfortunate by-product of tree removal and though they might look benign, they can actually cause you a fair bit of trouble. Removing tree stumps is a must after you have had the tree removed and for several reasons. Taking the time to learn more can help you decide if removal is right for you.

Why Is It Better to Remove a Tree Stump?

Removing tree stumps is essential for a few different reasons. The first reason is safety. Tree stumps come in all shapes and sizes as well as distances from the ground. They can be low to the ground and hard to see, large and high up so that they are easy to spot, and anywhere in between.

Potential Damage

Though you might expect that you are going to be able to spot the stump before it causes an issue, it can make your yard dangerous for visitors. It can also be dangerous for pets, for kids, and it can cause damage to your lawnmower and other yard implements.

Removing stumps makes it easier for anyone in the yard to run about freely without having to worry about running into the stump, stubbing a toe, or causing damage to any equipment that you might be using.


Another reason to remove stumps is that stumps make a great place for insects to live. This may not be what you want as they can harbor ants, termites, bees, and a whole range of other bugs that might be dangerous for your family. Though bugs are not the worst thing in the world, they are not something that you necessarily want close to your home and if you can avoid them, you should.


Stumps also provide a place for rot and for other issues that might cause problems with other plants in your yard. Stump removal makes your yard safer and helps to make it look better as well.

If you have a tree stump in your yard, contact the professional stump removal company of JL Tree Service. We’ll grind down your stump so you don’t have to worry about the risks such as rot, pests, and personal injury.

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