After tree removal, you may be left with a protruding stump in your yard or field, especially if you completed the project on your own. While you may be tempted to ignore the object, it's important to have the problem handled by a professional. Here’s why stump removal is vital to the health and safety of your property.
For many individuals, a stump serves as an eyesore, so they choose to have it removed for aesthetic reasons. This is respectable enough, but if the visual appeal of your property isn't at the top of your list of priorities, it's important you're aware of the dangers a stump presents if left intact.
Firstly, the object presents a liability issue. If someone falls or trips over it, you can be sued for negligence and forced to cover medical bills and other injury-related expenses out of pocket. It can also cost you money as result of equipment repairs. Some stumps are easily hidden by the surrounding grass and foliage, and, if you hit it with your lawn mower or brush hog, you can expect damaged blades and an ensuing repair bill.
Foregoing stump removal can also be harmful to the surrounding plant life. Since the roots are still intact, they will suck nutrients away from other plants, resulting in weak or even completely dead trees, shrubs, and flowers. This problem can be further amplified by the stump attracting pests and rodents because they can quickly upset the balance of species within the space and kill plant life through disease or overeating.
Get rid of that unsightly stump in your yard or field today by contacting Red River Land Clearing. Based in Clarksville, TX, the business has met the land clearing needs of residents across southern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas for over a decade. Along with stump removal, they also handle tree extractions as well as brush and lot clearing. Learn more about their services and commitment to honest, high-quality work online, or request your quote today by calling (580) 364-2313.