If you are someone who takes great pride in the appearance, safety, and overall function of your landscaping, then your lot most certainly has trees. So, at some point in time, maybe now even, you will inevitably require professional tree removal service. After all, trees are not meant to live forever, and there are various other reasons to remove a tree other than it being dead. The dilemma that some property owners face after having a tree removed, however, is the tree stump that gets left behind. Fortunately, there are methods of stump removal, if that is the right option for your landscaping needs.
Continue reading to learn the top three reasons why most tree service clients opt for stump removal, as well as some alternatives that might be a better fit for you.
When Tree Stump Removal is Might Be Necessary
☑ Tree Growth Stimulation
The fact that leftover stumps can become a catalyst for other trees to grow around them is both a pro and a con. It is advantageous if you want more trees on your property. However, if you had a tree removed for reasons of disease or poor soil conditions, it could be setting you up for more tree removal in the future. If you simply did not want a tree there, you certainly do not want more to grow, and a leftover stump may cause more trees to sprout nearby.
☑ Seasonal Pest Control
Stumps are known to attract pests and wildlife, especially during the spring. By removing them, you can prevent insects like termites, grasshoppers, ants, and more, from taking over your property. Pests like these can also invade other healthy trees on your property, so getting rid of them can provide added protection. Also, if pests are under control, less wildlife is attracted to your property since their food source is gone.
☑ Improve Lot Appearance
Tree stumps are not always attractive, and can even lower a home’s market value. By taking them out, you can improve your lawn’s appearance by giving it a crisp, clean, uniform look. It also makes lawn mowing easier, and increases square footage space for outdoor activities like games, gardening, and more. Sometimes, a tree stump can violate a neighborhood’s homeowners’ association regulations, so they have to be removed.
Alternatives to Removing a Tree Stump
If you are not interested in getting rid of a leftover stump, you have some other others. You can choose stump grinding services instead, which essentially grind down the stump so that it is level to the ground or slightly below the soil. Although you cannot plant anything on top, it allows you to cover up the area with mulch or grass. In addition to grinding, you can also rot it, burn it, or sculpt it into art, like a bird house or chair.
Professional Tree Removal and Tree Stump Removal in Indianapolis
Call Complete Tree Care at 317-783-2518 for stump removal services in Indianapolis, Indiana and its surrounding locations. We are highly trained and experienced tree care technicians that offer commercial and residential tree services at affordable prices. From lot clearing to stump grinding, our teams are fully-equipped and highly trained to take on any size project. Also, if you have a tree emergency after regular business hours, we offer two separate after-hours phone lines!