Tree Stumps as Garden Elements: As promised, my aunt's chainsaw sculptures...

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Tree Stumps as Garden Elements

By Dutchlady1
August 23, 2011

It is always sad to have to get rid of a mature tree. When you do have to take that step, consider leaving a stump about 3-5 ft high to use as a pedestal for a pot or other art object to make a feature.

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fiwit
Aug 24, 2011 3:02 PM CST
My aunt in central Ohio had several bajillion-year-old maple trees in front of her house. The village cut them down a couple years ago because they were neither safe nor healthy. She also lost some huge pines in an ice storm.

She hired a chain saw artist to come and work his magic on them.

This was one of the trees -- he carved squirrels Smiling


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Dutchlady1
Aug 24, 2011 3:14 PM CST
I LOVE those!!! what a great job. Hurray!
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gingin
Aug 24, 2011 3:19 PM CST
COOL....and the best part....they don't eat plants or feeders Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Aug 24, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:I LOVE those!!! what a great job. Hurray!


Thanks! There are more. She has either 4 or 5 total. I can't figure out if that squirrel I posted is the same tree in both pictures.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 24, 2011 3:21 PM CST
4 or 4 total Confused Sticking tongue out
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Aug 24, 2011 3:22 PM CST
gingin said:4 or 4 total Confused Sticking tongue out


I fixed it while you were noticing it (I hope) Whistling
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Aug 24, 2011 3:30 PM CST
More pics! Big Grin

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