Memphis Stump Removal 

While you may have a creative use in mind for the tree stump taking up space in your yard, Red’s Tree Service will generally recommend removing it. A tree stump in the middle of your lawn can pose a safety risk for you and your family. In addition to safety concerns, stumps in your yard take away space that you could otherwise enjoy. If you’re thinking of removing tree stumps yourself, be aware that it’s actually quite complicated, or will take a significant length of time. If you choose to chemically remove a tree it can take a month. If you attempt to grind or remove it yourself without the proper tools and equipment, you risk injury.  

Red’s Tree Service in Memphis has the experience necessary to determine whether or not your tree’s roots are still alive, and which method will work best to remove the stump. 

Why You Should Remove a Stump

Stumps can cause damage to your property

Roots can continue to grow for a while after your tree is cut down. Tree roots, in general, are thirsty and will take water anywhere it can be found. This is bad news for homeowners because sometimes that means roots will grow into pipes and cause the to burst., This can lead to a loss of water supply, flooding, and expensive repairs or replacements. Aggressive roots can buckle sidewalks and cause many other problems around the home, most of which go unseen or unnoticed until it is too late. Having a tree stump removed as quickly as possible reduces the chance of problems caused by the roots.

Stumps can be a safety hazard

Unless you’re especially sentimental or creative, a dead tree stump on your property doesn’t add much to your life. But if you have children that play in your yard, they can be a safety hazard. Not only can it be easy for people to trip over it or tumble into it, but roots growing out of control can also cause slips and stumbles. For safety’s sake, removing tree stumps from an active area is usually your best bet for safety’s sake.

Stumps take up extra space

If you have a stump in your yard, you can’t use that part of your yard for anything else! Removing the stump opens that space up for just about anything you can imagine. You can leave it open, plant another tree, put in a swing set, or add a birdbath. Without a stump taking up space, anything is possible. 

Stumps can attract invasive species

Living trees naturally attract animals you can enjoy, such as ladybugs and honeybees. Once the tree is removed, you can expect some unsavory wildlife. Dead tree stumps invite pests like termites and carpenter ants. Once they’re in your yard, they’ll spread through your property until they find many new places to take up residence. Besides unwanted insects, tree stumps may also start sprouting fungi, a number of which are toxic and can pose a threat to pets and small children.

Memphis Stump Removal Process

The process of removing a tree stump varies, depending on the kind and size of the stump you’re dealing with. For small trees with shallow roots, we may use hand-digging, a method that uses a shovel, grub hoe, and root saw.  Stump grinding is another way to get rid of stumps and roots. The stump grinder does exactly what the name implies: it uses a rotating disk to grind up the stump and roots into small chips, reaching about 6 to 12 inches below ground level. While some customers will require the entire root ball and tree roots to be ground out, most will want us to just cut the tree stump low enough to cover with sod or topsoil so grass can fill it in. 

If you are in Memphis or the surrounding area and have a tree stump sitting around your property like a bump on a log, get in touch with our expert team today to inquire about our stump removal and grinding services!

Contact Red’s Tree Service today for a free quote on you Memphis Tree Removal project.