Tree stumps are often left behind after a tree is cut down. However, that stump does need to be removed for health and safety reasons.
Pathogens, Trip Hazards, Rot and Eyesores
Tree stumps do not remain in a suspended state once you cut down a tree. If the tree was dead, the stump can rot, creating a home for pests and bacteria. As the stump continues to rot, it and its roots become trip hazards, especially if the stump was cut close to ground level.
If bacteria, viruses or fungi take hold in the stump, those can spread to the adjacent soil, making the area around the stump inhospitable to plants.
Live stumps aren’t immune to these problems, either. They do pose another risk to your yard, though: suckering. You could see new shoots grow both out of the stump and from the roots.
Stump removal in Fletcher, NC, requires that the stump be dug up. The stump can be chopped up and hauled off, or it can be ground up and placed back in the hole where the stump was. Note that if the tree was diseased, leaving the ground up stump bits in the hole is not a good idea.
If you need stump removal in Fletcher, NC, try to get it done sooner rather than later. That lets you get the old wood out of the way so that you can start preparing the area for new plantings.