Tree stump services are very popular these days; no one wants to be responsible for someone getting hurt on their property or getting hurt themselves.
Removing a tree can be the perfect solution to getting rid of those annoying branches that are damaging your property or to simply open up the space so more sunlight can shine through. However, you are still left with an ugly stump. The remaining stump isn’t usually part of the tree-cutting process, making a permanent structure in the ground.
What many homeowners overlook are the many dangers a tree stump poses for people passing. Homeowners are responsible for any injuries a person may get if they are injured. On the other hand, tree companies know how dangerous it is to leave that ugly tree, which is why they provide stump removal services.
Why must tree stumps be removed?
- They are a hazard
If a stump is cut close to the ground, it turns into a potential tripping hazard for anyone walking the property. Friends, family, guests and neighbors could trip on the tree stump, causing a potential lawsuit and almost instantly insurance premiums increase.
- They harbor pests and insects
One of the worst side effects of having a tree stump in the yard is insect infestation. As exposed wood, insects flock to the area for sustenance or shelter. They may eventually move into the home or business, creating an infestation that could have been avoided if the stump was removed. If the area is known for having termites, in particular, removing the wood is essential to retaining the home’s structural integrity.
- They can damage lawn equipment
Mowing the lawn twice a week during the growing season is common in the area, but obstacles hidden in the grass can create a dangerous situations for people mowing the grass. When a mower blade or weed-eater strikes the tree stump, equipment damage often happens. Broken parts can even become airborne, creating an incredibly dangerous situation for the person mowing the grass or anyone nearby. Removing the tree stump can prevent lawn equipment damage. Also, the property owner will avoid the lawn maintenance person getting injured and potential lawsuits.
- They can damage sidewalks
Just because the tree has been cut down doesn’t mean that the stump is done growing. It can send out sprouts of new growth, also called suckering that can not only look ugly to the eye, but can be very dangerous to nearby sidewalks. Damaged sidewalks can pose a tripping hazard to people walking by which can result in injuries and lawsuits.
Stump removal companies use several tricks to finally release the wood from the ground. For more information about tree stump services contact a local tree company.