tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Answers To Commonly Asked Questions About What Happens After a Tree Gets Cut Down

Wesley Perry

Tree removal is a common part of property ownership, because diseased and dying trees pose a danger to nearby structures and people who live on the property. What a lot of people don't consider is whether or not to leave the stump. Tree stumps are not a desirable feature in most yards, so if you're thinking about having a tree removed from your property, you'll have to decide ahead of time if stump removal service is right for you.

Why can't I just leave that stump in the ground?

The reality is that you can leave the stump in the ground, but you may not want to. Tree stumps can be problematic for a number of reasons. To begin with, if the tree itself was diseased in life, that disease can linger after the tree's death, inside the stump and around the roots. In addition, stumps have a way of rotting in the ground, which can attract other diseases. Other common reasons people choose to remove their stumps are:

  • The stump can attract pests like termites. 
  • Tree stumps can get in the way of lawn mowers and can prevent the insertion of other landscaping features.
  • Tree stumps can be a tripping hazard. 

How will they take the stump out?

The method your tree removal service company chooses will depend on the circumstances. There are a variety of ways to remove a stump from the ground. These methods include:

  • Digging (best for small trees)
  • Grinding
  • Pulling with a backhoe

Your tree removal service will advise you on the best method for removing the old stump.

Can I plant another tree when the first tree is gone?

Yes, technically, you can plant another tree in the same spot at any time you want. The best course of action is to wait for the soil to replenish itself. Trees can suck a lot of nutrients out of the soil. Even if it's not diseased, the soil around the site of the old tree could still lack what is required for a new tree to grow. If you wish to plant a new tree in the same location as the old tree, it's best to wait until early spring just before the growing season starts. If you do plant a new tree in the site of the old stump, be sure to pick a different variety to plant there. Installing a tree of the same species can lead the new tree to have whatever problems the old tree had. 

For more information about stump removal, speak with a representative from a tree removal service like Brandywine Tree & Shrub.


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tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Do you love the trees on your property? Are some of the trees looking as if they are not as healthy as they once were? Do the smaller trees get enough sun to grow tall? Sometimes, trees can develop diseases or become infested with insects that can cause them to die. If you catch these diseases and infestations early, you can oftentimes save the tree, or the surrounding trees. To learn what to look for on your trees, visit my website. There, you will find a long list of diseases and the symptoms to watch for to protect your trees from destruction.