to remove or not remove tree stumps
We cut down about 50-60 trees two years ago. This is in one area, about 1/4 an acre in size. These were mostly Aspens and Birch trees. We cleared this plot with the intention of growing fruit trees and bushes. Now we have to decide what to do about the stumps left behind. It seems from what I am finding on the internet, most gardeners suggest grinding them or tearing them out and getting rid of them. Stumps cause diseases and attract carpenter ants. Is this true? Can't I utilize stumps and plant around them? Or do they need to be decayed? Anyone have any thoughts on this topic?