The quick answer, unless you are a tree surgeon, is no.
This isn’t as easy a job as it may seem and there are certain things you need to know when removing it properly. It is best to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, so let us explain.
Why should I remove the tree stump? Can’t it stay there?
Yes, of course it can stay there, but here are some reasons why other people choose to have tree stumps removed:
Tree stumps are unsightly. Stumps can make a beautiful garden look messy. Tree stump removal is an easy way to improve the look of your garden.
Many people decide to remove tree stumps when looking to sell their homes. So that that it isn’t a factor to put potential buyers off.
Stumps take up space. Could it be put to better use? What could you do with that space?
Protect your home from your tree roots. Tree roots have been known to damage pipes or sewage lines. If you are planning on stump removal, it is important to have a professional tree surgeon remove the roots of your tree stump so that there is no risk for root growth.
Protect your lawn from decay and pests. Tree stumps can spread decay and invite unwanted species into your garden. For instance, termites, beetles and other wood-boring insects. Once your stump has been infected it can spread to healthy trees or shrubs nearby.
A tree stump can also grow fungi, which is dangerous for pets and small children. It is best to get the entire stump removed to prevent decay, mould, or infected wood from spreading.
Tree stumps can be hazardous. Young children may trip over a stump or tree roots.
Burning the stump is cheaper than stump grinding, but takes much longer time to be effective, up to a couple of days. Once the chemical mixture has spread within the stump, it will be set alight. The tree will smoulder. Once it has burned and cooled down, the stump will be easy to break apart and remove.
As you can see, either route requires specialist knowledge, which is why we recommend that you call the professional in.
At Tree Surgeon Essex, we offer the following tree services across Havering, Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford:
Tree Removal or felling trees
Emergency tree care
Call us today on: 01708 578 017