Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal

Why Tree Stump Removal Matters

Selecting the right tree care company is an important decision for multiple reasons. An unqualified or inexperienced contractor can result in unnecessary spending and cause more harm than good.

Whether you decided to remove your tree for safety, aesthetics or from the aftermath of a  Mid-Missouri storm, there are very few reasons in favor of keeping a tree stump in your yard. From the physical hazard and liability to the constant eyesore that comes along with a tree stump, it’s best to have it removed by trained professionals.

Remove old tree stumps to protect the integrity of your property.

Why Should I consider Stump Removal?


There’s no way around it. Tree stumps are unattractive and just one stump can result in a significant decline in the overall beauty of your yard.

Physical Hazard And Liability

A stump can be a tripping hazard for your family especially children, as well as neighbors which can create a liability if they were to trip and injure themselves.

Extra Work During Lawn Care

Whether you’re weeding, fertilizing or mulching your yard, a tree stump can be a chore to move around. In addition, if you’re mowing your lawn and hit the stump it can damage your equipment.

Stumps Allow Further Growth

A leftover stump can be an ideal environment for unwanted trees to grow. These can sprout into a multi-trunked tree and which will require more time and money to permanently remove compared to the initial stump.

Why Should I hire a professional Stump Removal Service?

The Issues with DIY Stump Removal

There are some DIY stump removal methods you can find online, many are ineffective in the long term and require hazardous chemicals or a large sum of money spent on the purchase or rental of heavy machinery. Taking this and combining with the time and effort actually put into the stump removal, it’s just not worth it.

The Benefits of Hiring a Certified Arborist

At Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal we will evaluate your stump and determine the best method of removal to quickly restore the full beauty of your yard. Once the entire stump is successfully removed, we will properly dispose of it and clean up the area. After everything is finalized, we can advise you how to care for your newly available land.

With the fall weather (hopefully) quickly approaching Columbia Mo, you and your family will want to want to get out and enjoy the most out of your yard, and shouldn’t let a pesky tree stump get in the way. Call Arthur Ratliff Tree and Stump Removal today for a free estimate on your stump removal, tree removal or any of our other services.

Professional & Safe Tree Services

Even if you have the tools, you may not have the time to properly take care of your trees. Our team of certified arborists provide professional, safe and prompt service. We're happy to provide you with a free estimate to see if our services are a good fit for your property.
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