Dangers of not removing a stump
The Kiwi Tree Loppers team takes stump removal seriously and we don’t rest until the entire root ball and all of its connected roots are removed as well. Bearing in mind that a root ball can grow to be up to 10 times the size of the stump, there is some serious potential for damage if not removed properly. Done professionally, the hole left by the stump and root can be filled and utilised for a new garden or preferred plants.
Most people don’t want the stump and root of a lopped tree left for aesthetic reasons or they want to free up more space in their garden. Even for those homeowners who don’t mind leaving the roots it’s important to realise that if the roots still contain nutrients they could start sprouting and growing all over again. Additionally, leaving the root ball underground with roots can encourage continued damage as the roots expand, if they’re not actually dead. If the stump and roots are dead they can rot away and collapse the ground around it. To prevent any ongoing problems we always recommend getting trees removed, trunk, stump, root and all!
Stumps and remaining roots can also be a hazard to people and pets in your own household as well as others passing by (depending on where it’s located). Rotting stumps attract termites as well, a problem no one wants to have to deal with.
Property owners throughout the Redland Bay, like everywhere else, are understandably interested in ensuring the value of their property increases rather than decreases. Not only does removing a stump make the entire garden look better and more attractive to any potential buyers, but it also minimises the likelihood of further damage to the property or grow-back.