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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

4 Reasons To Finally Remove That Old Stump In Your Yard

Joshua Mercier

You've had that nasty tree stump lurking in your yard for as long as you've owned your home. You've thought of getting rid of it, but couldn't really come up with a reason why it was necessary. There are actually quite a few benefits you can enjoy simply by getting rid of that old stump, including creating more space in your yard and giving your home greater curb appeal. Here are four reasons why you should finally get rid of that old stump in your yard.

It's not that expensive

Believe it or not, you can get a stump removed from your yard for as little as $60. That's a lot cheaper than paying your kids extra for mowing around the offensive landmark in your yard time and again. You can hire a professional to remove your tree stump for you or you can rent a stump grinder and do the work yourself.

You can increase your property value

While large trees in your yard, such as oak, elm, and maple, can add value to your property, the clumsy stumps they leave behind when they are cut down do not. If you don't have a large budget for revamping your landscape but you want to add more value to your home, getting rid of your old tree stump is a great way to do that.

You can make furniture from the remains

Not only does getting rid of that tree stump give you more space in your yard (all you have to do is grade and sod the empty leftover space), you can put the old stump to good use. The bigger the stump's diameter, the more area you have for making tables, chair seats, and even benches. If your old stump used to belong to a beloved tree, you can honor the tree by turning the stump into something new.

Stumps invite scary critters

Few things attract unwanted critters, such as ticks, rodents, and even wasps, like an old, rotting, hollow tree trunk. Keep uninvited guests at bay by placing all wood piles above ground on crates, and call a tree service company to remove your tree stump.

Tree stump removal is surprisingly inexpensive, and can add great value to your home. Keep your yard safe and attractive by finally getting rid of that old stump that has been an eyesore for years. You can hire a professional like Buskirk Tree Service to get rid of it for you or you can rent a stump grinder to do the work yourself so you can love your landscape even more.