Every tree has its own life cycle, and when a tree needs to be cut down, you’re usually left with a stump on your lawn. If you’ve got one or more tree stumps on your lawn, you might be considering tree stump removal service. But is it necessary?


At Vital Tree Service in Woodbury, our tree stump removal team specializes in providing expert tree care to Twin Cities residents and business owners. In this post, we’ll share everything you need to know about removing that old tree stump from your yard and talk about some of the reasons you should consider it.


Deciding What to Do About a Stump

When you’re considering having a stump removed, your reasons for doing so may affect the decision-making process. In some cases, you might be surprised at how difficult the decision can be. It’s not uncommon to grow attached to a tree, and the old stump can serve as a reminder of the tree that once brought your family shade and protection.


On the other hand, it’s also fairly common to find several tree stumps all over a new piece of property you’ve recently purchased. This is sometimes due to a previous owner hurriedly removing trees to get ready to place a home on the market. In these cases, the decision to remove a tree may be much more cut and dry.


If you’re on the fence, here are some reasons you should consider going through with stump removal service:


1.      A Nicer Looking Lawn

When it comes right down to it, tree stumps detract from your lawn’s overall appearance. They take away from the clean-cut appearance of a neatly trimmed landscape. Removing these old stumps gives you space to create new landscaping features and grow new flora.


2.      A Safer Lawn

Children love to run and play. An old tree stump poses a hazard for children at play as they could easily trip on it. It also creates a liability when visitors are on your property.


3.      A Healthier Lawn

When you allow old stumps to remain on your lawn, the decay process may invite unwanted guests in the form of wood-boring insects. Carpenter ants, termites, beetles, and their ilk may find your old stump a welcome new home and eventually spread to the one you live in. Old stumps can also invite mold and fungi to grow, both of which can pose a risk to your other flora as well as your family.


4.      Eliminate The Roots

Even though a tree root may not be as strong as it would be with the original tree intact, it could still continue to grow or have offshoots. In these cases, old roots can pose an invisible risk to your utility lines and damage your pipes.


Connect with Our Twin Cities Tree Stump Removal Team

If you’re ready to get rid of the old stumps on your property, contact Vital Tree Service in Minnesota for professional, safe tree stump removal and grinding. With our tree stump grinder, the process will be clean and fast. Professional tree stump removal is much less time-consuming and far safer than trying to handle the task yourself.


To see our team in action, visit our gallery online, then call us at 651.341.4021, or contact us online to get your free tree stump removal quote.