Landscaping - Stump And Tree Removal

by: Gert Demsky

Landscaping is not just about creating a beautiful design in your garden. You have to imagine what i will look like when it is mature in ten or twenty years time. You also have to make sure that you account for future growth of large trees.

Most parts of a garden will not change much, trees on the other hand, have a tendency to get out of hand and grow very large. If you are not careful you may be faced with the task of stump and tree removal and this can be expensive.

Things to be careful of:

Walls
If you place a potentially large tree near a wall, the tree may grow so large as to knock the wall over. If this should happen the stump and tree removal will be intricate to try and prevent further damage to the wall.

Swimming pools
Placing a tree near a swimming pool is potentially very costly as the roots may grow into the foundation of the pool and cause cracks and leaks.

Paving
The same can be said for paving. Tree roots have a tendency to cause the ground to shift under paving and cause it to lift. In both these cases the stump and tree removal will be less intricate than with a wall, but you will need to have the roots removed as well.

Power lines
Be aware of what is above the trees you plant. It is unwise to plant trees below power lines as they can grow so large as to foul the lines and cause power interruptions.

Buildings
Having a large tree near a house or other buildings is potentially hazardous as branches or the tree itself may fall on the house or cause foundation interruptions. Stump and tree removal near a building is the most complex task of all and should only be undertaken by a professional. The risk of having parts of the tree fall on the house is high and the damages will be costly.

Whilst landscaping is a great art it is a task of future projection and engineering as well. Be careful when you place your trees to avoid having to employ someone to do a stump and tree removal at a later stage.