Alas the mighty tree had fallen, but the tree has not uprooted itself from the face of the earth, instead left a ruminant to remember. The left over ruminant is called a tree stump. A tree stump can be a very interesting left over when we consider the mighty tree it once held. However, most people tend to get annoy by the left over stump because they believe it destroys the look of their garden. Therefore, they are usually removed by equipment such as a stump grinder.
In case you're wondering, a stump grinder is a very powerful piece of machinery that is used to grind down the remains of a tree. The only problem is, not many home owners wants to rent a stump grinding machine or hire professional people because of the expense and heavy work involved. These people could be looking for the least expensive ways to remove their tree trunk, however is it really the best way to go about it or are there better options like turning it into something useful or fancy.
Have a seat!
A tree stump can be cleaned, sanded and polished to make the perfect bench for sitting and resting. Stumps of various heights can be used as a seating arrangement for different people. For example, stumps of shorter length can be used by children who find it difficult to sit on tall stools or benches in the garden. If you're planning to use the tree stump as a bench, you may want to attach an umbrella onto it to provide protection from the weather. It will also be a great way to decorate your garden.
A plant within a tree!
If you really put some deep thoughts into it, that dull tree trunk can literally become the shining star of your whole landscape. How about turning the stump into a vase by making a hole onto the surface. Use large drill bits and once you're done, fill it with soil and make a space for your new plant to grow on. Some plantation ideas includes campanula which grows tiny purple flowers that last up to 9 months and also pigeon orchid which looks quite elegant. Simply grow the type of plant you want onto your new pot and you will be surprise at how beautiful it actually looks.
How about a picnic table?
A large stump can be easily used as a table for your backyard and family entertainment. Base on the fact that the surface area is clean and level. Then, just go to a retail shop, buy a good designed cloth and you can literally transform any dull stump into a picnic table with ease. Just choose your design, mix and match and you can turn an old trunk that you once thought was destroying your landscape into a perfect entertainment area.
Just put on your thinking cap and let your creative juice flow!
One of the most interesting features of any trees is that they can be exposed to varying temperatures and still are left unharmed. So think about it, by using a little bit of your brain juice, you can literally turn that dull stubborn stump into something your friends and family will appreciate for a very long time. Unless you're trying to build something onto the area in which case you'll need some stump removal work organize, otherwise if you really think about it, putting these decoration ideas into play may be the smartest decision you ever make this year.