Stumps may not seem like a big deal to leave in a yard. Some people even find them attractive and use them as a decorative item in ways that others do not. However, tolerating a stump in a family with many children — and many child visitors — is not wise. That's because stumps can be surprisingly dangerous and must, instead, be removed by grinding to protect visitors from any danger.
Stumps Are a Dangerous Item
Children playing in a yard with a lot of stumps — or even one — may miss these wood items and end up tripping on them. When this happens, they could end up falling and getting seriously hurt. Some could even hit their head on the wood of the stump and experience cuts, concussions, and more.
Even worse, stumps can be a legal problem if they aren't properly managed. That's because a child of another person may end up tripping and getting injured on the stump. When this happens, a lawsuit may occur. A lawsuit may also occur if wood-related pests, such as termites or bees, attack a child when they pass by a stump. Therefore, it is important to get rid of these wood remnants right away.
Why Stump Grinding Is Smart
Stump grinding is a type of stump removal that uses a large grinder to destroy the wood of a stump from the top down. The grinder then moves into the ground and destroys the roots and all other remnants of the stump. This method is often a better choice for parents who have a lot of children. First of all, other types of stump removal — such as digging — may leave behind a large and potentially dangerous hole.
Though that hole will be filled in later, busy children may still find their way near it before that happens. And chemical processes may be very powerful for stump removal but may be dangerous to children. This danger isn't huge but could become an issue if the child gets to the stump when their parents aren't looking and ends up getting some of it on their hands or in their eyes.
Therefore, anybody who has a home that is often host to many children — either because of a daycare or by simply having many children — should seriously consider stump removal. There are many different options from which they can choose, each of which has its benefits. Therefore, it is critical to take the time to investigate them to find one that is right for a person's needs.