Investing in tree stump removal after you have a tree cut down is important because it protects you against numerous risks. The following are six risks you can avoid when you invest in tree stump removal services.  

Having a stump that gets in the way of mowing and other landscaping work

A large tree stump in the middle of the yard can definitely create an obstruction when you need to perform everyday yard maintenance tasks. For example, it can be time-consuming to have to work around a large tree stump and tree roots when you're mowing your lawn.

A stump removal service can get rid of stumps and other components of dead trees in your yard that are getting in the way when you're taking care of landscaping work. 

Putting those who go through your yard at risk of getting injured

Tree stumps in your yard make it more likely that people who are walking across your yard will trip and become injured. This is especially true if you have young kids who play in your yard frequently. Tree stump removal can therefore prevent injury. 

Experiencing a pest infestation in your yard

One of the worst things about tree stumps in your yard is that they can attract a variety of pests. Over time, a tree stump will eventually begin to rot. A rotting tree stump is an ideal home for insect pests like termites. These pests can eventually spread into your home's interior.

Stump removal can help to keep your home pest free after you've had a tree cut down in your yard. 

Having a stump in your yard that detracts from your home's curb appeal

A conspicuous tree stump in your yard can be an eyesore. If a tree stump detracts from your home's exterior appearance, it can reduce curb appeal and even resale value when it comes time to sell your home. Having old tree stumps removed can give your home's exterior a more orderly and attractive appearance. 

Running out of space in your yard

It's especially important to invest in stump removal services if your home's yard is smaller than you would like it to be. Stumps take up space, so removing stumps can help you to make the most of the limited space in your yard. 

Having to deal with unwanted tree growth

Eventually, a tree stump can lead to future tree growth. Small trees can sprout up as offshoots of a larger tree that has been cut down if the stump still remains. Completely removing the stump can prevent all future growth. 

For more information, contact a company like J&L Tree Service Inc.