Besides being unsightly, there are many other reasons you should remove your dead tree stump. If left for too long, it can become hazardous, attract pests, damage your yard, and more. If you notice any of these issues are happening around your yard, then it’s time to remove that dead tree stump.
As your dead tree stump decomposes, it becomes dark, damp, and cool inside. The perfect home for pests to nest in. A dead tree stump can attract critters like carpenter ants, beetles, termites, snakes, and rodents. If you notice more pests in your yard or home than normal, you should consider removing any tree stumps on your property.
Along with attracting pests, a dead tree stump also attracts fungi. While most fungi are a beneficial and necessary part of decomposition, some of them can be harmful. As your dead tree stump decomposes, it’s left exposed to fungi which could spread disease and infect surrounding plants. To prevent this, it’s best to remove your dead tree stump as soon as you can.
A Hazard to You and Your Property
Another reason you should remove your dead tree stump is it can be dangerous to yourself, your home, and others. A dead tree stump can become a tripping hazard to you or someone else. It could also become an obstacle to equipment like lawnmowers and weed whackers.
In the worst-case scenario, the roots underneath the stump can continue to grow and potentially damage your property. You might see busted pipes, uneven pavement, or cracks in your home’s foundation. Before your dead tree stump can cost you any more money, we recommend having it professionally removed.
What to Do About It
Now that you know why you should dispose of your dead tree stump, the next step is how. There are many methods of tree stump disposal. You can find which technique works best for you depending on your location, the type of tree, and the materials you have at hand. Here are some of the tried and true methods you can try.
Accelerate the Rotting Process
One way to dispose of your dead tree stump is to make it decompose faster. For this technique, you’ll drill holes into the stump and fill it with your compound of choice. You can use one of these two compounds to accelerate the process: