Ideas on What to Do with Tree Stumps
Tree stumps in your landscape can be a nuisance and eyesore but they don't have to be. Below are several ideas to turn those ugly tree stumps into something useful and creative. However, if these ideas do not appeal to you call the tree services Dayton OH depends on for affordable and efficient stump removal.
Tree Stump Bird Bath. This is ideal for bird lovers and watchers, putting the stump to good use for your local wild birds. You can either top a low cut stump with a commercially purchased birdbath or you can carve out a hollow section in the stump, line it with plastics and fill with water. This is a great use of a tree stump that benefits nature after you have had the tree removed.
Tree Stump Tree House. This idea may take more work but again it is a great use of a tree stump to entertain your children and their friends. The stump can function as the base for a tree house built largely from treated lumber. While it may not technically be built into a tree, the structure will have the foundation of a tree stump.
Tree Stump Planter. We got this idea from a Lowes Home Improvement blog article. With a level cut stump, you ring the outside of the stump with chicken-type wire. From there, you fill in the chicken wire holes with organic moss to form the planter. You can then fill with planting soil. Not only can you plant flowers, herbs, etc in the planter but the sides, with the moss, made for a great planting environment too.
Tree Stump Carving. This may take a professional carver or chainsaw artist, but this is one of the more attractive ideas to re-purpose a tree stump. Actually, often times, the trunk is left to a height of about 8 to 10 feet to facilitate a larger "canvas" for the sculpture. Think totem pole when envisioning the possibilities a tree trunk can be carved into. We have seen tree trunks carved into very beautiful works of art in Oakwood, OH and Beavercreek, OH.
Elf Cottage Tree Stump. While this may not meet the definition of a house, in terms of being able to enter it, the visual certainly will remind you of a cottage in the woods. To craft, you simply need to create a wooden roof over the base of the tree stump with a door to create the facade of a miniature home.
Tree stumps don't have to be eyesores in your landscape. We have seen a variety of ways people re-purpose them in their landscapes and gardens. However, if you aren't this creative or just don't have the time to spend on your tree stump, please call Tree Service Dayton OH for a free tree stump removal estimate or complete our contact form. We can either grind the stump below the ground or remove it entirely.
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