The short answer is yes: stump removal is usually a necessary task. Aside from being an eyesore, stumps that are left in the ground can cause a number of issues:
1. They can be a serious tripping hazard, especially if you have children or seniors walking around; they can also cause damage to mowing equipment.
2. Stumps can harbor unattractive regrowth. Not only does this not look good, but it can end up costing you time and money if you are continually using herbicides, etc. to keep the growth under control.
3. Stumps can attract insects and other pests. The dead/ decaying wood is the ideal home for many unwanted visitors to your property or garden. Worst of all, these pests can easily spread from the stump to other nearby trees or plants.
4. If your tree was infected by a disease or fungus, then there’s a good chance that the stump will remain a carrier. Your stump could end up spreading that disease/ fungus to other nearby plants and cause damage to the entire ecosystem.
It is common for people to attempt stump removal on their own, but more often than not professional services are needed. Roots often go much deeper into the soil than expected, and you can cause serious damage to your garden/ yard or any equipment trying to pull a stump from the ground.
Additionally, a professional will have the expertise to be able to properly prepare any surrounding area (i.e. removing rocks/ stones in the soil that could damage equipment, close-trimming the stump to prep for grinding, etc.) for the process of stump removal. And we take the risk factor out of the equation for you; our expert arborists can safely handle and operate the complex machinery required for stump grinding, and we have the necessary protective equipment to ensure that no personal or property damage occurs.
Here at Haverhill Tree Pros, we have the tools and the know-how to remove or grind down any stump, no matter how large or how deeply rooted.
If you have a stump on your property that you would like ground down or removed today, then give our Haverhill Tree Service a call at the number listed above. You can also fill out our online form for a free evaluation and quote.