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Four Reasons to Remove the Stump of a Felled Tree

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Summer in Australia is coming to an end, and that means the weather is more settled and you can now tend to those outdoor tasks which have been postponed due to summer storms. If you recently had a dead tree removed during summer to prevent it from becoming a storm hazard, you now need to deal with the removal of the tree stump. Part of you is probably considering leaving it there, but there are a number of reasons why you should not. Here are four reasons to organize the stump removal sooner rather than later.

Termite Attractant

Approximately 130,000 buildings a year in Australia receive treatment for termite damage. While termite damage can happen at any time during the year, these insects swarm looking for new homes in the spring. While spring is a few seasons away, your tree stump will be rotten by the time it rolls around, providing an ideal home for a termite colony. Once the termites take up home in the tree stump, they will continue to look for food sources in the area, and that includes your house. Remove the stump and your property will be far less attractive to swarming termites.

Child Accident Hazard

Once the summer heat starts to fade away, your kids will be clamouring to head back outside to play. When children start playing again, a tree stump turns into a hazard for a running child who is not concentrating on the ground in front of them. Falling over a tree stump can lead to a concussion, a sprained ankle or a broken limb. Tree stump removal means the ground your children play on is flat and hazard free.


Let's face it: there is nothing attractive about a tree stump sticking out of the ground in the middle of your garden. Many people choose to remove the stump for no other reason than that it is unattractive to look at and may scare off prospective buyers if you ever decide to sell your home.

Lawn Obstruction

Having to mow the lawn is not the most favourite chore, and a tree stump is an annoying obstacle to mow around because the stump itself and its roots are in your way. Once the stump is removed, you can plant new grass seed and have a flat, easy area to mow.

Call your local tree service to discuss ways to get your tree stump removed. A tree stump removal only takes one afternoon and will no longer be an annoyance once done.