Whether you’ve had a tree on your property removed out of convenience or necessity, the work is only partially completed when the tree comes down. Stumps create a number of potential issues that can lead to inconvenience and potentially expensive problems. Consider these four benefits of investing in professional stump grinding.
Protect Other Trees
If you have other trees in your yard, leaving a stump behind has the potential to negatively affect them. Since trees thrive by taking nutrients from the ground through their roots, leaving behind a stump means that you’re pulling nutrients away from your other trees for no reason at all. Trees provide a beautiful aesthetic to your property, and removing old stumps is a great way to protect them.
Protect Against Pests
Pests, especially termites, are drawn to any sort of wood in and around your property. Not only do these pests have the ability to damage the look and feel of your property, but they can also do significant, expensive damage. While you certainly don’t want to cut down every tree in your yard to deter termites and other wood-devouring pests, there’s no need to keep unsightly, useless stumps there to draw them in. Removing your old stumps not only makes your home more attractive to you and your neighbors but also makes it less appealing to pests that you don’t want around.
While you may think that stumps are nothing more than an eyesore, they’re actually a dangerous tripping hazard. Depending on the location of the stump, it’s very possible for you, a family member, or a guest to trip over the stump. Depending on the severity of the fall, this isn’t only inconvenient, but it can also be expensive. Having to file an insurance claim to pay for the injuries of a guest results in higher premiums going forward. Keeping stumps on your property simply isn’t worth the financial risk.
Increase Property Value
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, it’s always a good idea to take steps to improve the value of your property. Not only do tree stumps make your property less attractive to potential buyers, but no one wants to purchase a home that they’ll have to have stumps removed from. Moreover, if you have your property appraised, the presence of unsightly tree stumps in the yard will reduce the appraised value of your home.
At the end of the day, tree stumps simply add nothing of value to your home. Fortunately, our team has been removing stumps from yards for more than 15 years. Contact Robert’s Tree Service today to schedule your stump grinding, and ask about the rest of our top-notch services in Albuquerque, NM.