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There are many aspects of landscaping that people do not understand, as they never encounter these problems until they are faced with them in their own homes. One such topic is the dilemma of tree stumps remaining in the ground. One reason to remove stumps is to make your yard or landscape more beautiful. Stumps are eye sores that will reduce your beauty of your yard or land. Another reason is safety, since people can trip over stumps.

Key Takeaways:

  • While it’s tempting to save some money and not have that old tree stump removed from your yard, there are many reasons that it’s something you should do.
  • Decaying tree stumps can attract all sorts of pests, including carpenter ants, termites and wood beetles.
  • Old tree stumps can harbor harmful diseases that can damage or kill other trees and plants.

“Decaying stumps can attract insects. When a tree stump is left to decay over a number of years, the decaying matter may attract carpenter ants, wood boring beetles, termites and other pests.”

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