If you’ve ever taken a walk through your neighborhood, then chances are that you’ve seen a leveled stump. That happens when you grind a stump, and there are plenty of reasons to do so. Maybe the tree suffered from a pest infestation, was too old, or not safe anymore. Or, it’s possible that the property owners wanted to build something else there instead. But are there any benefits of grinding down a stump? Here are some of them.
What is Stump Grinding?
When a tree is removed, the stump always remains. Arborists cannot cut the tree all the way down to its roots but close to the ground. The stump can be removed with the help of special equipment, but more often, it is left behind and not considered a part of the cutting. Grinding the stump can have the following benefits:
Prevents Pest Infestations
Wood-destroying pests target tree stumps. If there are multiple tree stumps present in the yard, they do a good job at attracting termites and carpenter ants. Apart from being a breeding ground, stumps are the perfect shelter for pests to multiply in number. Through this invasion, these creatures can enter your house and cause damage to your house structure and property.
Professional stump grinding discourages infestations of pests that take shelter in rotting wood. The grinding further curtails the risk of exposing the wood to fungus, which will turn out to be another problem to deal with.
Protects Other Trees From Disease
Keeping a tree stump can affect the development and growth of nearby trees. The roots will have easier access to feed on its nutrients and water from the soil. This has an adverse effect on other plants that need nourishment as well.
If you care about the trees, then consulting a professional for stump removal will protect your surrounding trees and ensure healthy growth.
Gets Rid of Unsightly Stumps
If you’re someone who enjoys keeping their lawn nice and tidy, you wouldn’t want an unsightly stump sticking out like a sore thumb. Even if you water your plants, trim the hedges, and maintain other trees, a tree stump can still leave a bad impression.
Asking tree specialists to grind down the stump can uplift the appearance of your yard and prevent pest infestations. The debris of the unwanted trees will be removed tentatively by the professionals without harming the other plants in their proximity. Stump grinding makes it easier to look after your landscape once it’s complete.
Furthermore, you have spacious room for garden furniture and decoration like tables, chairs, a flower bed, or a small pond. How splendid it is to spend time with nature over a cup of tea!
Save time, and immediately contact Lola’s Landscape to help them stump grinding in your garden or backyard.