Once a tree is cut down, the trunk is chipped into mulch or hauled away; however, the roots remain in the ground. Without leaves, the cut tree can’t produce enough nutrients to encourage root growth. But the roots may have enough nutrients to allow sprouts growth, which may provide the food it needs to continue growing. Left alone, the stump may eventually grow back into a tree.

If the tree doesn’t produce sprouts, it’s unlikely to regrow. Instead, the roots will eventually decompose. Some trees like pines, oaks, and maples don’t grow back from their roots. However, some trees will aggressively sprout from roots even after being cut down, and the stump ground up. Trees such as elms, ficus, and willows can grow back from roots; if you have one of these tree stumps in your yard, you’ll need to call a tree root removal service to get rid of the roots. Visit our website to learn more about tree root removal services.

Why You Need To Remove Tree Roots

Once you have your tree removed, you’re left with the stump and root, and you need to figure out what you’re going to do with it. Are you going to allow it to stay or have it removed?

Here’s some information to help you make that decision

Tree Stumps Ruins your Landscaping

If you have tree stumps scattered around your lawn, they stand out, making your yard appear unsightly. In addition, bad looking stumps can lower your home’s property value. Tree roots also take up space in your yard that you could use for something else, such as bushes or places to hold bonfires. Call a tree root removal service and have them removed to prevent this from occurring.

Tree Roots Can Be Hazardous

Tree roots can cause you or friends and family to trip and hurt themselves. They also make yard work more difficult because you have to keep going around them when mowing your yard. You may run over the root and damage your lawn mower. Tree root removal will prevent these hazards and give your children a great area to run and play.

Tree Stump Roots Attract Pests and Insects

As the stump decomposes, it attracts various insects and pests, one of the most common being carpenter ants. This ant species will move in and start building nests, and sooner or later, they will begin expanding into other trees and plants and even find their way into your home. Removing the tree root and stump is the best way to prevent this.

Tree Stumps Can Cause Property Damage

When tree roots aren’t removed, they will continue growing. If this happens, they will eventually reach other areas and may even grow under your home. If this happens, they can lift your home’s foundation, causing pipes to break, lifting patios, sidewalks, and even your driveway.

Continued Tree Growth

We touched on this above, but it’s worth mentioning again. Tree stumps can lead to new tree growth around the stump. These are difficult to remove because shoots will often keep coming back. These small trees can take moisture and nutrients from surrounding plants and trees nearby, preventing your lawn from thriving.

How To Remove A Tree Root

There are a few different ways to remove tree roots without getting your hands dirty.

Epsom Salt

This is one of the most common methods for people to remove small tree roots since it is quicker than other methods, taking three to seven years. Small amounts of Epsom salts are suitable for trees and plants but it’s deadly in large quantities. When used in large quantities, it pulls the moisture out of the roots, killing it.

Here’s how to use this method to kill tree roots

  • Drill holes into the stump with a power drill
  • Sprinkle the stump with water and then cover it with Epsom salt.
  • Cover the stump with a tarp or garbage back to keep the rain from washing it away
  • Repeat this process for a few weeks to make sure it’s successful

Rock salt

This is similar to Epsom salt and is used much in the same way. To do it, you simply follow the same steps as above.

Tree Root Removal Services

Having your tree root professionally removed is the only guaranteed way to ensure it doesn’t come back. There are two main ways that we do this. The first is tree stump grinding which costs between $80 to $150 an hour depending on the size of the root, location of the property, nature of obstacles, and surrounding roots.

When you hire us, we will use a stump grinder to break apart the wood in the trunk and tree roots and then remove them altogether to ensure they won’t grow back.  If you have unsightly tree stumps in your yard, call us today and ask about our tree root removal services.