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Do You Really Have to Remove That Tree Stump?

After cutting down a tree, there will be the inevitable stump left behind. Whether or not you decide to remove it comes down to a few factors.

Esthetic Reasons – If the stump is simply unsightly for you, then by all means, have it removed. You should probably consider removing it if it’s also in the way of planting a new flower bed or tree, or if it’s a safety hazard. If it’s a nuisance to have to maneuver around when mowing the lawn, this may also be another reason to remove the stump. 

Safety Reasons – If there is decay in the stump it will invite unwanted pests, so you may want to start thinking about getting rid of it. However, these aren’t emergency scenarios that require immediate stump removal.

Another not-so-obvious reason to have the stump removed is if the roots are extending a lot further than you initially thought. This could disrupt the growth of new flowers and bushes you may have planted nearby the stump, but more importantly it could be impacting your home’s foundation or other structures.

When to Leave the Stump Alone – If underground utilities or foundation walls are too close to the stump, it’s too hazardous to try to grind up the stump or remove it yourself. You might also want to leave it alone if there are too many rocks nearby, which will increase the danger of flying debris during the grinding process.

An ISA-certified arborist can help you decide if the tree stump needs to be removed.

Is it Time to Remove Your Tree?

When is it necessary to remove a tree from your property? Trees are valuable possessions and add a great deal of beauty and value to a property, but there are times when the removal of trees becomes necessary. Tree Removal

There are a number of reasons when tree removal is a necessity, including the following scenarios:

  • The tree has died
  • The tree has been severely damaged due to a natural disaster
  • The tree has a disease that is compromising its health
  • The tree is dangerously close to power lines, structures, play areas, etc.
  • The tree is in the way of new construction
  • The tree is disrupting driveways, pathways, decks, etc.
  • The tree is becoming a nuisance with falling leaves, dripping sap, drooping branches, etc.

Sometimes the need to remove a tree isn’t so obvious. Consider the following scenarios, where making this decision could be a little obscure:

  • The tree is crowding others trees
  • There is potential interior decay of the tree trunk
  • The tree is overgrown and too big for its location
  • The tree is leaning in the wrong direction

Whatever the reason for removing your trees, it’s never recommended to take this job on yourself. It’s a dangerous job, and one that requires careful planning and the right equipment to get the task done safely and properly.

You need to employ a certified arborist with the right skills and experience in taking down different types of trees needs to tackle this job. Not only can the professionals at Grandiflora Services safely remove a tree, we also have the equipment necessary to remove branches and wood, which cause a huge mess once they make it to the ground below.

At Grandiflora, it’s understood that certain scenarios require tree removal services. Our number one concern is the safety of you and your property. With our track record, we have the means and the know-how to remove any tree safely and properly.