Six hazardous trees were removed since I’ve lived here, three of which were towering white pines. One had partially come down and damaged another tree; another was hanging over our house and a limb took down our neighbor’s fence. I would never want to remove a tree unless it was creating a hazard that couldn’t be mitigated with cabling and pruning. It’s also very expensive! The cost to have the white pines taken down were almost $2,000 each. Stump grinding would have added an additional $400 each at that time. One was ground down but the rest? Here’s what I did with them!
I planted succulents in the vintage donkey planter and on the stump itself. A maple tree is growing and moss and mushrooms fill in the rest.
I plant annuals in this one, violas this year, and love the way clovers are growing through a crack in the barrel.
A maple is growing on this white pine stump, too.
And a blank canvas! My plan is to wait another year or so until the center softens so Wayne can remove it. Once it’s hollowed out I’ll plant perennials inside of it. I may put a birdbath on it in the meantime.
In my woods there are many downed trees which provide shelter for wildlife and a place for mushrooms to thrive.