Why have your stumps removed...

Spreading roots can threaten sidewalks or foundations.
Prevents infestations of bees, wasps, hornets, termites, other insects, or even larger animals.
Prevents further spreading of diseased wood to healthy trees and shrubs.
Tree stumps are ugly and detract from the beauty and possibly the value of your home or business property.
Exposed stumps have the potential to be a safety hazard for slip and fall injuries
Mowing your yard will be easier, faster and safer.
A tree stump can damage lawn mowers.
Your yard will have a clean improved look and appear larger.

D I S E A S E S  (just to name a few)

Anthracnose (Discula spp., Kabatiella apocrypta) is a name for a group of diseases caused by several closely related fungi that attack many of our finest shade trees. It occurs most commonly and severely on sycamore, white oak, elm, dogwood, and maple.  On oaks, small scattered brown spots or large light brown blotches form along veins. The leaves look scorched.

Oak tatters
Oak tatters is a relatively new condition that affects emerging oak leaves, causing them to appear lacy or tattered. It has been observed throughout the Midwestern United States, including Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri. This disorder was first reported during the 1980's in Iowa, Indiana and Ohio, but has been observed only in the last 10 years in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Oak wilt
Oak wilt is a fungal infection affecting oak trees. All species of oak are susceptible with red oaks being particularly vulnerable. In red oaks, oak wilt is almost always lethal and death can occur in as little as one month. There is currently no known cure and the best way of dealing with oak wilt is to isolate and then destroy the affected trees. This disease has been discovered in 21 eastern US states with the heaviest damage occurring in the mid-west states surrounding the Great Lakes. However, oak wilt has been reported as far south as Texas.