5 Reasons why you should have Tree Stumps Removed

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why stumps should be removedJohnson City, and Kingsport TN

It isn’t unusual to end up with a stump or two on your property, whether you are purchasing a home with stumps already on the property or have been a property owner for quite some time. Sometimes, stumps are left behind because there may be an additional charge to have them removed, although certified arborists in Kingsport at Promier Tree want to share five reasons why that added cost is worth it.

  1. Stumps can pose a hazard

Have you ever tripped over a stump? Maybe you haven’t, but stumps can pose a hazard for people walking around your property, especially if the stump is located in an area that you use for entertainment. Stumps also become quite slick when wet, and could even cause someone to slip and fall, causing significant injury to the back or neck, or cause a twisted ankle.

  1. Stumps could spur new growth

Sometimes, stumps left behind can spur new growth. Chances are that if you have the tree cut down in the first place, you probably don’t want it growing back! New growth could mean established roots take hold underground, impacting the look of your landscape, and even impeding grass growth as new tree growth could zap nutrients from the soil.

  1. Stumps can be in the way

Stumps usually are nothing more than in the way. When you try to mow your lawn, it’s in the way. When your kids are running around playing, it’s in the way. Stumps take up valuable space that could be used for entertaining or other purposes. Just think of all the ways you could utilize your new space after the stump is removed. 

  1. Stumps attract pests

Stumps tend to rot over time, which attracts unwanted pests that may take over your landscape, garden, or even be attracted to your home. Beetles, termites, ants, and other wood-boring insects, such as termites, are not pests you want coming near your home! Get rid of those stumps to help prevent an insect infestation.

  1. Stumps are not pretty to look at

Have you ever looked at a stump and admired its beauty? No, you haven’t because stumps are not pretty to look at. In fact, they can be an eyesore when scattered throughout your yard. There isn’t much you can do to spruce them up and make them look pretty, so the best thing to do is to get rid of them.

Tree Stump Grinding in Kingsport

Tree stump grinding and removal may come with an added cost, but the cost is well worth it. Since a decaying stump can be nothing more than a nuisance and hazard, it’s best to have it removed. At Promier Tree, our experts can provide you with a free estimate before we begin any work. To learn more or to schedule an appointment for an estimate, please contact our office by calling (423) 765-2626. We provide tree care services to the areas of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport, Tennessee.