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What Are The Benefits Of Stump Grinding?

What Are The Benefits Of Stump Grinding?

Jim’s Trees offers a comprehensive, value for money stump removal and stump grinding service. They can remove any stumps, large or small, no matter the landscape and terrain surrounding the particular tree stump. 1. Prevent Hazards There are many reasons to get a tree stump removed. Not only can they be an eyesore but they are also potentially hazardous. If you have small children running around in your backyard, the last thing you want is for them to hurt themselves in a way that is foreseeable. Tree stumps can also harbour fungal diseases such as Phytophthora or Armillaria; these conditions can be a significant health hazard to nearby trees and vegetation. 2. Remove Pests If a tree stump is not removed, it can quickly begin to rot and can quickly become home for termites, ants and other pests. Although there aren’t any native New Zealand termites that are a danger to construction, there have been several infestations of Australian Termites in recent years. Australian termites can endanger properties, so it is a social obligation to remove dead tree stumps properly. This should eliminate the risk of this invasive species-taking root in New Zealand (source). We previously wrote an article on the danger of DIY stump removal. There are multiple reasons you should always hire the professional’s health and safety compliance is just one of these reasons. 3. Avoid Property Damage There are also major financial risks you should be extremely wary of. Tree roots can occupy an area four to seven size of the size of the visible tree stump, so there are risks to damaging underground hazards such...
What Are The Risks of DIY Stump Removal?

What Are The Risks of DIY Stump Removal?

Do you have an unsightly tree stump on your property that you are considering removing? Tree stumps can be full of hazards to you and your garden. They are difficult to mow and landscape around, and are also the perfect place for pests to reside. These include dangerous fungi, termites and ants amongst many others which can all pose a risk to your personal health and the health of other plants in your garden. Before attempting to remove a stump yourself, there are a number of things that you should consider. Take a look at our top 4 reasons why attempting a DIY stump removal may be a bad idea. Stump removal can be hazardous Attempting to remove a tree stump yourself can be a hazardous process that could risk the spread of a pest infestation to the rest of your garden and most often requires the use of heavy machinery which can be dangerous to use. You also have to check for any underground hazards such as as sewer pipes, cabling and gas lines that could be damaged.  Using your own tools to attempt to remove a stump could pose the risk of a serious injury to whoever is carrying out the work. Tree root systems are often much larger than you realise, with reports stating that certain systems have the possibility to “occupy an area four to seven times the surface area occupied by the crown of the tree.” With basic tools this can be an almost impossible job, that poses the risk of broken tools and injury if you are trying to push your equipment to...

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