There are many reasons to remove a tree from your property. But what about the stump left behind by the tree? Depending on the preference of the client, stumps can either be completely removed or ground to a fine art. If you live in Pinellas County there are four reasons why tree stump removal in St Petersburg FL might be a good option. Your homeowners insurance might also cover your removal depending on your situation.
1. Stumps can be home to unwanted pests like termites and ants.
It takes time for stumps to decay and rot. The rotting, decomposing process attracts bugs you don’t want in the yard like termites, beetles and ants. The termites will initially be attracted by the stump, but they will eventually spread to other parts of your yard and possibly your home. You could end up paying a high pest control bill if they get to your house.
2. Stumps take up space in your yard that could be used for more functional purposes.
Stumps can be ugly. They take up space in your yard, and may also decrease your curb appeal. If the stump is large, it could be covering ground where you could plant a new landscaping bed or outdoor living area. Even a small stump could cause problems when your lawn is being mowed. This creates another obstacle that makes it more difficult to maneuver and makes it even harder to mow your lawn.
Replanting new trees near the stump is also impossible, as this will limit your planting area.
3. Stumps can be hazardous to people, animals, and lawn maintenance tools.
Anyone who walks or runs on your lawn may end up tripping on a stump. This is especially true if there are already insects living in the stump, such as ants. Combining the insects with the hardness and strength of the wood could cause serious injuries. Potential liability could also arise from guests slipping and falling on your property. A stump can cause serious damage to your mower or edger when you mow your lawn.
4. Tree stump removal in St Petersburg FL.
Total stump removal is difficult because it involves digging out the stump and root. This could be dangerous for property owners who have septic tanks as roots can become entangled with drain field pipes. A stump grinder is used by a professional to grind the stump into wood chips. The wood chips can be used to mulch stump grinding, which is an environmentally-friendly option. The roots will stay in the ground, but eventually will decompose.
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Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care is a tree service and landscaping company in St Petersburg, Florida. Specializing in both residential and commercial lawn care and serving primarily St Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Pinellas Park.