If you have an unpleasant tree stump in your yard, chances are high you might have considered removing it off your property yourself. These stumps can be a real nuisance to homeowners for multiple reasons. Not only is it unsightly, but a tree stump can host a multitude of ants, fungus and even termites which are hazardous for not only your health, but your entire garden! I know what you are thinking… Doing it yourself would save you money, remove threats to your garden and hey, it can’t be that difficult, right? Wrong!
Tree Stump Removal Service
DIY tree stump removal is actually a monumental job, especially if there are multiple ones requiring attention. Although it may sound simple enough, stump removal requires certain skills, expertise and naturally, the right equipment. Hiring a professional from Lismore Tree Services will not only save you huge headaches and time but it will also reduce the risk of major injury.
Here are a few main reasons why you should always remove a tree stump from your backyard:
Why you should always remove a tree stump from your backyard
It is dangerous
This should go without saying – Clearing those irritating tree stumps without professional help and without the proper equipment is a very hazardous process.
Yanking a stump out of the ground with a rope attached to your car or using machinery you don’t know how to operate will almost never end well – and you could severely injure yourself or someone else. Moreover, buying equipment can be more expensive than simply hiring a professional to do the job correctly.
It’s roots are problematic – A stump is never just a stump
Much like an onion, tree roots have several layers that you might not even know about. A stump may look like a regular simple stump, however more often than not; tree root systems are very complex and substantial.
The root can wrap around and crack water pipes, electrical lines and foundations, as well as lift pavement. If you have no experience dealing with these systems, incorrectly tampering with them may result in electrocution, flooding or a fire.
It’s an eyesore
In the same way that beautiful trees can increase the value of your home, unappealing stumps can decrease it. Several lonely decrepit tree stumps in your yard can be nasty looking, especially if there are weeds and other plants growing on it.
Whether you are planning on selling your house now or possibly in the future, you should consider removing it to protect your investment.
Chemical use can affect other trees
If you are researching ways to remove old tree stumps without professional help you may run into a wealth of “knowledge” promoting the use of chemicals to promote the decay of the tree stump. Most chemicals used in this process contain potassium nitrate, which is meant to decrease the sturdiness of the root.
Since the root system is more complicated than people often know, they fail to take into consideration the fact that many roots overlap with each other, meaning the potassium nitrate can interact with the living tree roots. This poses a huge threat to the health of those trees and the surrounding garden area.
Don’t risk doing it yourself
In conclusion, tree stump removal can be time consuming, hazardous and costly if not done correctly. Our experienced team of qualified professionals, tree climbers and operators turn up on time and fully equipped to get the job done right.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience to the ways that trees react when being worked on, we are always able to come up with a safe procedure to complete the work.