Getting rid of a tree is something that you would quite likely need to think about at some point or another over the course of your life, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that you can never be sure that a tree won’t get in the way of you making the most of the home that you are living in at any given point in time. Tree removal is a technical process that only professionals can undertake in some way, shape or form, but there are a few things that regular people need to wrap their heads around about it as well.

One thing in particular that we feel like you should think about is how to know when to remove a tree, and suffice it to say that there are some pretty obvious signs that you should be on the lookout for. A layer of mold, falling leaves in spring and several other things are strong indicators that your tree needs to be chopped down, but there is also yet another thing that you need to keep at the forefront of your mind.

What we are referring to is the option of removing the stump that is left over after your tree is cut down or grinding it. Grinding a stump is usually better since it would not rip up your lawn and ruin it completely. However, if your stump is showing some signs of rot and decay, it might be better to just get rid of it because grinding it would not reduce the spread of mold in your garden.