What to do about Tree Stumps in your Yard

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tree stump removalJohnson City, and Kingsport TN

A tree on your property died or had to be removed. Though the tree’s death or removal is usually unfortunate, it is not always unexpected. Now, you’re left with an unsightly inconvenience—the stump. Many times, homeowners assume that leaving a tree stump in their yard will not cause any harm. But, not only could it harbor insects or spread diseases to your other plants and trees, it’s also a hazard if your lawnmower hits it or someone trips or slips over it. Your Kingsport arborists at Promier Tree have all of the information you need to know about stump removal.

Leaving a stump on your property is not only an eyesore, but it is also a potential hazard. Stumps can attract pests and insects, including termites. The stump of a diseased tree still can spread disease. That stump is connected to roots, which may cause property damage. Stumps also make lawn care inconvenient and diminish the curb appeal of your home.

If you’re thinking about trying to remove this stump on your own, don’t. Trained professionals should remove trees and stumps. The tree stump removers at Promier Tree have both technical skills and professional-grade tools that make stump removal safe.

  • Cost: The cost of tree stump removal will depend on the amount of work that is needed, as well as the technique used. Promier Tree can provide you with a free estimate if you’d like to know how much it costs to have a stump removed in Kingsport.
  • Replanting: What do you do with a place where a tree used to sit? That decides on the type of removal you choose. If you opt to grind, there may be an extensive root system still under the ground. That will limit your options to plant a new tree or build a hardscape. You could, however, plant flowers or regrow grass. On the other hand, if your stump was removed entirely, you can do almost anything with the space.
  • Destruction: If you chose to grind up your stump, it only removes a shallow root area. The roots deeply embedded into the ground, are left to naturally decay. This can lead to “shoots” growing from the remaining roots, and illness spreading if the tree was sick. Permanent damage isn’t common when the root ball remains underground, but it can be meddlesome.
  • Landscaping: Looking at the stump that remains a lingering issue in your yard can be frustrating. Stump removal may cause damage, but our professional tree technicians can help you decide what kind of options are best for you: if the area will need to be landscaped, completely renovated, or if there is a simpler fix. If you have preexisting landscaped fixtures, grinding is probably your best option. It will be easier to cover and be less destructive to your existing yard.

Tree Stump Removal in Kingsport

If you are looking for an easy way to remove tree stumps, or want to find out how much it costs for a professional stump removal, contact Promier Tree by calling (423) 765-2626 and schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the areas of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport, TN.