Your stump can be used to display letters, ornaments, figurines or other collectibles outdoors. You can even place some lawn chairs around the stump and serve some tea.
The stub height for this use depends on what you intend to display and how within reach you want it.
If you like to carve, a tree stump will offer you a “blank canvas” and
In addition to carving artwork into a tree stump, you can use the entire stump to carve or carve out large objects like a giant Christmas ornament or an oversized mushroom.
Depending on the location and diameter of the stump, you may benefit from turning it into a chair.
The stump height for this idea depends on how high you want the back of the chair to be.
Both useful and a little ironic, you can turn your stump into a chopping block, giving you a stable surface to split wood for a wood stove or fireplace.
The ideal height for a stump used as a chopping block is between twelve and sixteen inches.
Create striking images when you have a life-size or larger-than-life caricature carved into your stump, overlooking your garden. If you ever move, cut the stump at ground level and take your masterpiece with you.
The stump height for this project depends on how tall you want the caricature.
10 – Let your stump decay
If you enjoy watching the process of decay and the diverse flora and fauna it attracts, your stump will be the gift that keeps on giving. You can start or speed up the decomposition process by drilling wide holes deep into the stump, filling them with water and a high-nutrient fertilizer.
In some cases, it may not be in your best interest to keep your stump after tree removal. Take these scenarios, for example:
• If the tree’s roots cracked your driveway, you may want to remove the stump to ensure root death.
• If your tree is removed due to serious vascular diseases such as oak wilt or anthracnose, keeping the stump can help spread and perpetuate the disease in nearby trees.
• If your tree suffered catastrophic damage from a boring insect infestation, stump removal may be necessary to prevent subsequent tree infestations.
If you decide to manually remove your stump, read How to Remove a Stump Without a Grinder.