We have a number of stumps left over from the work done and some of them are smaller, a few mid size and one that is considered large and two that are massive..
Today we are going to talk about the large size one that came from a old maple tree. It had a dead part on one side that got bigger over the years that was trimmed back on but the other side was great.. still it was rotting out. Given that the equipment and men where all here on the farm, it made sense to ask them to come across the drive way and take down the big old maple tree at the same time.
It left me this stump..
As you can see its really rotted out inside the stump itself. I have made a little video for you so you can see it go live.. and I have taken photos for those that do not have the ban width to watch it 🙂
The inside wood just crumbled by hand into the most beautiful wood fluff, it will hold water like a dream and continue to rot down inside the stump itself.
its created a very interesting plant shape in the stump, I like it! I have pulled out a few large not as composted piece out and then backfilled the holes till its all level across the stump. there is around ten inches from the top of the wood fill till the top of the stump. That I will fill with a mix of soil/compost. After I get it ready, I will plant it and we will have a lovely permaculture garden stump 🙂
if it was your stump, what would you be planting in it, keep in mind it is First week of Aug 🙂
It’s amazing it was still standing! 🙂 … will the stump sprout saplings?
I know, I was a amazed myself! It might but I am planning on ringing it and then sealing the outside wood so it should not. I will let you know if it does