3 Signs You Need Your Stump Removed

When’s the last time you heard someone say “I just love that tree stump in your yard!”

Probably never. Besides being an eyesore, a trip hazard and a mowing obstacle, a tree stump on your property rarely offers any positives.

While many property owners opt to let their stumps decay naturally, most stumps do not leave peacefully. Depending on the size of your stump and its location, natural decay can take years and bring with it a variety of unwanted pests and insects.

Here are three signs you need your stump removed:

  1. It’s a Safety Hazard: While a stump in your yard may not seem like a big deal, it can actually be a safety concern. For instance, you or a lawn service may struggle to maneuver equipment around ill-placed stumps. This can cause damage to your machines or the people using them. Some stumps are also trip hazards, opening you up to potential lawsuits.
  2. It’s Ugly: It’s been shown that tree stumps can actually lower your property value and diminish the aesthetics of everything around it. So, if you plan on selling your home any time soon or find yourself cringing every time you look outside, we recommend removing that stump.
  3. It Looks Infected: Some people don’t mind the look of a stump in their yard, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to keep it there. If you are one of these people, make sure you are checking your tree stump often to see the warning signs of trouble. Infestation of your stump can spread disease to the rest of the lawn. If you’ve noticed your rotting stump has begun to sprout fungi or is attracting ants and termites, then it is time to call a quality stump removal specialist.

For more information about tree stumps from the experts at Trierweiler Tree Service, please contact us here or call us directly at 269.953.5193.