Kathy
Kathy
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  • Waskom, TX
Asked on May 20, 2017

I have a tree stump in my front yard. What do I do with it?

Janet PizaroRock-ClevelandBeverley
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4 answers
  • Margie
    on May 20, 2017

    my husband always burned ours down as far as he coul..reason for not pulling it up is that we have alot af trees and plants close together and the rooting system of a tree is HUGE and can do some real damage pulling it up...if its in an area by itself you may consider pulling it up with chains and a truck but again, a big mess..these are my experiences any way..burning it out is best for me..hope I helped
    • Kathy
      on May 20, 2017

      Thanks, Margie, but I don't want to get rid of the stump. I want to make something pretty out of it. Sorry I wasn't clear on that.
  • Beverley
    on May 20, 2017

    Turn it into a gnome home , paint Windows and doors and put a roof on it. Stand a few gnomes around. or get the stump removal man in.
    • Kathy
      on May 20, 2017

      Thanks for your reply. That sounds like a really cute idea. I will consider it.
  • Rock-Cleveland
    on May 20, 2017

    Depending on the hardness of the wood. This is what I do. Take 1/2" copper pipe, Every 8 inches cut the pipe on a bias with a hack saw. This will give the pipe a edge with a point. Depending on the circumference of the tree, you most likely need 4 to 6 pieces.
    Drive these stakes as far as you can into the stump even an inch is good, the following week try for the 2 inches. Once you get all stakes hammered into the stump, cover the entire stump with rock salt at least an inch high.
    Keep driving the copper stakes down. You will see the wood rotting and flaking away. Over a year you should get down to the sod.
    • Kathy
      on May 20, 2017

      Thank you for replying, but I am not looking to get rid of the stump. I want to make something pretty out of it.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 20, 2017

    Hollow out the inside and make a container planting with colorful flowers.
    • Kathy
      on May 20, 2017

      Thank you, Janet. That is a great idea and one I will definitely consider.
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