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Independence and surrounding areas Stump Grinding, Tree Removal and Tree Service

Stump Removal / Grinding in Lee's Summit

Do you have an unsightly stump on your property that you would like to get rid of? General Lawn & Tree Service Corp is a complete stump removal service, here to help the people of Lee's Summit clear the stumps from their yards as efficiently as possible.

Why remove a stump?

Here are some of the main reasons why people remove stumps from their property:

  1. Important for cities and municipalities- stumps near roads and sidewalks are removed to prevent future damage. The root structure of trees can continue to grow even after the trunk and branches have been removed and this can lead to cracked and broken sidewalks and paved surfaces. The driveway of your home is a likely candidate for this problem unless the stump is removed.
  2. Many insects and tree diseases love tree stumps. By having a tree stump you are heightening the risk of the infestations or tree diseases spreading throughout your property.
  3. If you have children, tree stumps can be a hazard. Tree stumps are quite hard and if a child falls onto it instead of grass they could be severely injured. Furthermore, tree stumps are very prone to growing moss and becoming slippery which creates another potential hazard.
  4. If left alone it is quite possible that the tree will grow back. Felled trees often sprout saplings on the stump and though it will take quite a while for the tree to grow back completely, it is still counterproductive.

Why not to pull out tree stumps?

Many people believe that they can remove the tree stump by connecting it to their truck and then just yanking it out. This can work but there are hazards which make it not recommended. First, most trees have extensive root systems so the only thing you will manage to do with your vehicle is break the chain or harm the truck. Let's say you do get quite a bit of leverage and it starts to work. Do you know how far the roots go? Are the roots intertwined with other root systems? Or worse, are you sure that the roots are nowhere near any utility lines?

For these reasons General Lawn & Tree Service Corp recommends that you hire a professional stump removal service. It is the safe and easy way to remove the remains of a tree.