After deciding to finally cut that dead tree on your property, you may still be thinking if you really need to remove the stump too. Is stump removal necessary? Here are some factors to consider:
Stumps are not appealing. Once the tree has been cut, you will be left with an ugly looking stump and if you are meticulous about what is in your yard, you know that a stump does not belong in your landscaping.
Stumps can be dangerous. If you have small kids, having a stump in your yard can be hazardous as they may trip on them when they are playing. Tree stumps can also damage your lawn mower if you hit it accidentally.
Stumps can attract insects. Since stumps are decaying trees and will rot away over time, they can also greatly attract insects such as beetles, termites and ants. These insects can live in the decaying wood and in time may even create a pest infestation.
Stumps can create new sprouts. Stumps can also create new sprouts or small trees around the stump which can be unsightly to look at. These small trees if left untreated can become leeches as they take off nutrients from other plants located near them.
Stumps take up space. The stump and roots can occupy a lot of space in your yard especially if your yard is not that big. Just imagine the additional space once you remove it. You can use that space for whatever purpose you really need it.