Tree Removal in Denver: Can Tree Stumps Stay?

April 17, 2018

moss in a forest floor with tree stumps

If you are planning on contacting a professional to schedule a tree removal in Denver, you will have to decide whether you want him to remove the tree stump as well. Although there is typically an extra charge associated with grinding the stump of a tree, it’s always recommended that you do so. Why? Here are some of the many reasons:

Stumps can ruin the look of your landscaping.

Have you spent a lot of time perfecting the landscaping design in your yard? If so, you may not want to ruin the way your yard looks by keeping an unattractive stump. Some stumps can be an eyesore—especially if they are large and in a noticeable location—so keep this in mind when making this decision.

People can get hurt.

Stumps aren’t only unattractive, but they can also be dangerous. If you have young children, they may accidentally trip over or run into the stump when running and playing in your yard. This can lead to painful bruises, bumps, and scratches, all from that pesky stump.

People aren’t the only ones who can suffer because of the stump. If you’re not careful when mowing your lawn, you could damage the lawn mower if it comes into contact with the stump or its roots.

It makes yard work harder.

It’s much harder to do yard work when you have to navigate around obstacles, and a tree stump is one more obstacle that you will have to be mindful of when working in your yard. For example, you may have to use a landscape edger around the perimeter of the stump to cut the growth of grass and other plants. This is just one more thing you will have to do to maintain your lawn—all because you decided to keep the tree stump.

Stumps attract insects.

The wood of the tree stump will continue to slowly decay for months after the tree is removed. During this time, it will attract various bugs, including termites, ants, and beetles. If the tree stump is located close to your home, you may soon be welcoming these little bugs inside your house, which is why it’s best to get rid of the stump as soon as possible.

Stumps are vulnerable to diseases.

Stumps also tend to be more vulnerable to diseases than full-grown trees. If a stump in your yard is diseased, it’s possible the disease could spread to other trees nearby, creating a major problem that will require the help of a professional to fix. Learn about 3 common tree diseases homeowners should know about.

Do you need tree stumps removed from your yard? Or do you need to remove a tree and grind the stump? Splintered Forest is a leading tree service business proudly serving residents in both the mountain communities and the Denver Metro Area. The crew has grown over the years to include ISA Certified Arborists, Certified Treecare Safety Professionals (CTSP), experienced tree climbers, and expert tree fellers to offer our customers the best service possible.

Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation estimate.