When you are in the market for hiring a professional tree services provider, make sure they cover removal of the stump/roots if that is what you plan to do. Make sure to decide this important factor before finalizing with a company. While most service providers to offer trimming down the tree to the stump and grinding it down flat, you may still find it to be an eye sore in the middle of your beautiful lawn and therefore you may choose to completely remove it from the roots. This is where some service providers may back down as removing a tree stump from the roots requires additional hardware and machinery that may not be available at the disposal of your contracting company. Meaning, choosing such removal may incur additional charges which you may or may not be in favor of paying. So discuss and decide this upfront with the tree service company.
An easy way to assess if the company offers stump removal is to check out their website. Under the services tab, they must have listed stump removal provided the offer the service. Apart from the eye candy, it may simply be necessary for you to remove the tree stumps due to several other factors. For example, given the age and condition of the tree, you could have a large infestation of insects or bugs that may make it necessary for you to remove the remaining trunk as well.
Depending on the type of tree you had, you may find that the Tree stumps start to decay and become infested by critters and various unwanted bugs and species in your back yard. Some trees also have growth of fungus and could cause harm to children or pets around the house. Given the amount of time and effort required, it may be best to have the tree stump removed once in for all by the service providers.