After a tree has been felled the stump is left in place it can lead to ‘suckering’. This is where new shoots rise from the remaining tree stump or its roots. If the stump is no longer living then this does not happen however it can still host root diseases such as honey fungus.
These can attack perennial and other plants and so pose a threat to the health of your gardens precious assets.
Remedies for honey fungus and other diseases can be costly, involve physical barriers or excavating and destroying infected roots and stumps. In this case prevention is better than cure and so removing the stump is the obvious course of action.
Other reasons to have a stump removed include freeing up garden space and removing tripping or climbing hazards for children etc.