Common Stump Removal Techniques

There are some common techniques that Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield is going to impart to you today.

Reasons to Remove Stumps from Your Lawn

Many times when a tree has been removed from your property, the stump remains.  Maybe a friend took the tree down for you.  Or possibly you did it yourself, and because you didn’t have a stump grinder, you left the stump to just sit.

When a stump is left behind, depending on the location, you may not give it much more thought.  It may not seem like a big deal, but there are some good reasons to finally have that it removed.


This might not be of much importance to some homeowners but having a stump in the middle of their yards can take away from the overall look of the rest of their landscaping.  If you spend a lot of time and effort to perfect your lawn into a beautifully manicured landscape, removing an old stump will bring your project to completeness.  Depending on the location of the stump, such as the front yard, or right next to your flower garden, you will be amazed at what a difference it makes when the stump has been removed.

Space and Safety

Stumps and their outstretched roots can take up quite a bit of space on your lawn.  If a large tree was removed, it isn’t uncommon for the roots to be slightly above ground and stretching out across the lawn five feet in each direction.  Removing the stumps and their roots will not only make your lawn free from uneven roots that cause ripples in the ground around the stump, it will also remove a falling hazard when you are spending time in your yard, or when you have guests over for an outdoor event.

The Growth of Water Sprouts

Water sprouts, also known as suckers, will sometimes begin to grow at the edges of your stump.  This is the tree’s attempt to bring nutrients back to itself.  Removing the stump will take away the need for ever trimming away extra growth that has made the attempt to revive the tree.


Most of us aren’t crazy about bugs.  You will most likely see a good number of them when you leave a stump after cutting the tree.  Ants like to take up residence in stumps, but they are not the only insect you may see.  Wood boring insects, beetles and termites also like stumps.  Keep in mind that if your stump is close to your house, these little pests have a way of finding their way into your home.  While some ants may just be bothersome but not too destructive, there are other ants that are.  Along with termites, these are pests you don’t want to have to deal with once they’ve moved in and brought all of their relatives.

These are good to great reasons to take care of that block of wood in your yard once and for all.  You may regret not having it done sooner, but you will never regret the decision to have your lawn stump free.