What Happens If You Leave the Stump After Cutting Down a Tree?

Tree Stump Removal

Forest Tree Service is usually called to come grind away a tree stump. But what happens if you decide to just leave the tree stump where it is and not have it removed?

Possible Regeneration

After a tree has been cut and felled, the tree stump is left over. It’s the small remaining portion of the trunk with the roots still in the ground. Interestingly, because the stump remains and still has roots, regeneration is possible. Therefore, the stump may re-sprout in multiple places around the edge of the stump or from its roots. Thus, a new tree or trees could grow!

Could Affect Other Plants

If you had a tree removed because it was diseased, but you’ve decided to leave its stump, then that tree’s disease could travel underground from its roots to other plants in your yard. Therefore, by not removing the stump, you’re inviting the spread of disease. Also, stumps become nests/homes for insects and critters. Do you want more of those on your property? Most people do not want more bugs and rodents– if anything, they’re trying to eliminate them from their property because if and when they live “close” to a house, they’re going to try and get into the house for food and water. 

Property Hazards

Finally, stumps that get “left over” often end up as tripping hazards, especially if they’re smaller and grass grows up around them. People walking in the yard could easily trip and fall because they didn’t even know there was a hidden stump in the grass. Furthermore, stumps make it hard to cut the lawn with a riding mower or even a push mower. Do you want to endlessly weed whack? No you do not! Stumps become hazardous, annoying obstacles in most lawns. 


Unsightly stumps hurt the appearance of a property. In Kingwood, Porter, Huffman, Summerwood and Atascocita, Texas, Forest Tree Service is who you need to call to come grind away your stump!

Professional Stump Grinding

Stump grinding isn’t an easy job– that’s why it’s best left to the professionals with the tools and know-how to do it. Forest Tree Service has been stump grinding for more than two decades. We get stumps 100% gone and clean up the yard afterward– we’ll even haul away the wood chips. 

For efficient stump removal services, call Forest Tree Service at 281-381-4125.