A stump is the bottom part of the tree that is left behind after a tree is cut or removed. Some property owners don’t mind having these stumps on their yard especially if they don’t use that area at all. However, there are many more looking for the right ways in removing tree stumps from the garden.
A good tip to remember is that if you are getting tree cutting or removal services from a tree contractor, better ask their assistance in stump removal on the same day as well. Some hesitate to do so because removing stumps may incur extra costs. But you must realize though that if a tree contractor is already getting work done in your property, then adding more jobs while they’re around wouldn’t be as pricey as it would be should you be asking them to come back just for stump removal.
DIY Stump Removal
Some opt to DIY stump removal especially if they’re dealing with a fairly small stump. The process seems very simple — you have to dig around the stump or loosen the earth that surrounds it. Best if you would cut the roots afterwards, but if they’re too large for pruning scissors then you may have to use an axe. Once you’ve detached the stump itself from roots buried way underground, then you may start pulling the stump to have it removed.
Seems simple, right? You must know though that this takes a whole lot of time and effort. You also need the right tools and equipment. Again, DIY stump removal is doable even by non-experts if you’re dealing with a small stump. But if there’s a larger stump left behind, it is best to call a contractor.
Why You Need to Remove Tree Stumps
Tree stumps are not exactly attractive. Especially if they’re no longer freshly cut, has started decaying or has died completely, they simply don’t look good at all. Yes, you can try decorating around it so that you may use it to accentuate an area in your garden, but if you leave them as is, they’re not really pretty. It is also extra hard to clean around your garden area when these stumps are in the way.
Furthermore, these stumps may be infested by insects and other pests. They may also get some infections that can be passed on to your other plants. In addition, they can cause accidents such as you or one of your family members tripping down on a stump.
If you need help with tree stump removal and other tree-related services for your New Smyrna Beach property, New Smyrna Tree Service is the best company to call. We are more than happy to give you timely and professional assistance while keeping our prices reasonably low. For a free estimate or to set an appointment with one of our team’s experts, call us at 386-267-8027.