Tree stumps are unsightly. They make an otherwise nicely kept yard look like someone forgot to get rid of something that causes numerous problems. An old stump makes a yard look forgotten.
These days, people have high standards when it comes to the exteriors of their homes and their landscaping, especially in suburban areas where people want to “keep up with the Joneses.” Tree stumps in certain neighborhoods signal neglect, and the social norms almost demand that if no one else has a stump in their front yard, you shouldn’t either—it’s really all about what you and your neighbors think about stumps and how they make the street look.
Stumps are generally thought of as ugly nuisances.
First of all, people can accidentally trip and fall, especially in the dark, when walking in a yard and happening upon a tree stump underfoot. Next, try mowing around them all the time—not an easy thing to do! Inevitably, tall weeds are going to grow up around the stump, looking really awkward in your yard. Finally, tree stumps attract critters and bugs who want to live in them. If you’re the type of person who is trying to get rid of ants, wasps, snakes and mice from your house and/or property, get the stump(s) removed.
Big Foot Tree Service regularly removes tree stumps from yards and lots in New Jersey. It wouldn’t make much sense to remove stumps in the winter when the ground is frozen and it’s snowing outside, but summertime is a fine time to call Big Foot Tree Service, have them come take a look at what you’ve got in your yard, provide an estimate for the stump removal, and, ideally, get rid of the stump(s)!