As much as trees improve the quality and value of your property, it isn’t enough just to have elms, oak, or birch lining your garden. You need to ensure they’re well-maintained so you can reap their full benefits. Sometimes, that can involve a seemingly counter-intuitive removal. When trees die due to disease or a violent storm, their continued presence can threaten the overall health of your property, so it’s in your best interest to invest in the best tree removal Edmonton homeowners trust. But don’t forget about that stump! While some homeowners will let theirs rot away on their own (a process that can take several decades), it’s another threat to your property. These aesthetic eyesores can encourage insect infestations.
The left-behind stump provide the ultimate home and source of food for scavenging insects that call Edmonton their home, like carpenter ants and ticks —both of which pose unique risks. Ants can eventually make their way into your home while on their search for food. They may just be your new, permanent roommates as they carve into the wood of your foundation if they find what they like. Ticks, meanwhile, are parasites that feast on the blood of mammals, including your pets and family members. Unfortunately, their bite comes with the danger of Lyme disease as they’re a common carrier for the disease.
In the interest of keeping your home and your family safe, your best course of action is to grind the stump immediately after its removal. If you have an older stump on your property (perhaps inherited when you moved into your home), you can still have it ground down. ISA-certified arborists, like the local team of experts at Chipps, can tackle separate stump grinding jobs in addition to those that follow a tree removal. Chipps Tree stump grinding services in Edmonton will grind any stump down to 6 inches below the soil’s surface.
In addition to removing invasive and harmful insects from your property, investing in the best stump grinding Edmonton has to offer will come with the following additional benefits:
- Your yard will look better without a rotting stump
- It will be easier to cut your lawn
- It will be easier to plant flowers, trees, and grass.
- ISA-certified arborists will remove any sprouting saplings that may carry the same disease that killed the tree
Whether you need to organize grinding immediately after a removal process or years after the tree was initially cut down, a team of fully trained arborists are the specialists for the job. They offer a full line of services to preserve the health of any tree on your property.