The Importance of Tree Services for Maintenance and Care
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The Importance of Tree Services for Maintenance and Care

There are many reasons why people choose to plant trees on their property, which include to improve the appearance of the landscape and to provide shade. It's often necessary for homeowners to contact a tree service to trim their trees, care for diseased trees and to remove trees. We aren't affiliated with tree service professionals but we think homeowners should understand the importance of tree specialists and why their services are needed. We researched tree care and talked to professionals in the tree service industry to obtain the information we needed for this blog. As you read these articles, you'll learn when it's necessary to contact a tree service to maintain and care for your trees.


The Importance of Tree Services for Maintenance and Care

4 Reasons to Take Care of the Old Stumps in Your Yard This Summer

Lynn Lee

If you have some old stumps in your yard, this is the summer to take care of them. When you are paying to remove trees from your yard, you might want to wait to remove the stumps. However, you shouldn't wait too long, as those old stumps are not only unsightly, but they can lead to a host of other issues as well. Discover why you should remove stumps quickly.

1. Aesthetics

One of the first reasons that you should remove the old stumps in your yard is because they just don't look that great. Tree stumps are generally considered to be visually unappealing, and they can bring down the curb appeal of your home. If you want to have a great-looking backyard, you will want to consider removing the tree stumps as soon as possible. Getting rid of the tree stumps will open up your yard, as well as contribute to your yard looking nice and to your curb being more appealing.

2. Pests

Although you can allow a stump to naturally decompose, that is a process that can take years to achieve. While the stump is breaking down, a variety of microbes and other organisms will be attracted to the stump.

Harmful pests, such as carpenter ants and termites, are attracted to decomposing tree stumps. Once those carpenter ants and termites show up, they will likely not confine themselves to your tree stumps. They will likely spread out and impact other trees and maybe even more to your home. Leaving out rotting tree stumps is like leaving out a calling card for harmful pests.

3. Invasive Plants

The third reason is that your stump can attract invasive plants. Small trees may try to grow out of the stump, which presents a challenge, as you will have to remove those small trees. A tree growing out of a stump is not a stable condition you want around your home.

Other invasive species, such as fungi, can also take hold over the stump. Many fungi are harmful to pets and small children. These fungi may also spread, creating a bigger problem.

4. Safety

Finally, stumps can be a safety hazard. Both adults and children are at risk of tripping over the stump and getting hurt on the stump's harsh edges. As the stump degrades, it still presents an issue, as someone could try to sit on the stump, thinking it is stable, only to fall.

If you want to remove trees from your yard this year, make sure the stumps are not left behind. If you have stumps that were left behind, give the tree removal company a call, and see if you can schedule to have their stump removal team come by and take care of the stumps.