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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Save Money For Your Tree Removal Services By Re-Purposing Stumps

Joshua Mercier

When you pay a tree service to visit your home for cutting down large trees, you will have the stump to deal after the tree is gone. Most tree service professionals will remove stumps, but it could cost you more for having it done. If you are trying to design your landscape on a budget and find the removal of stumps more costly than you can afford, check out these ideas for re-purposing tree stumps.

Large Stumps Make Great Flowerbeds

If you have a large stump that is extremely low to the ground, you can make it into a flowerbed. However, stumps that are not low to the ground can also make unique flowerbeds. Some stumps are taller and are perfect for placing hanging baskets of flowers on. Stumps can be used to display your favorite potted flowers or lawn ornaments like ceramic frogs and birds.

Using A Flat Stump For A Coy Pond

If the stump left after your tree removal is flat and low to ground, you can use it as a foundation for a coy pond. You can use a small plastic pool and arrange soil, rocks and flowering plants around it for creating a natural scene around the pond. Place a couple of large rocks in the center of the pool for adding to its natural beauty and add water.

Turn Your Stumps Into Natural Lawn Furnishings

When you have several small to medium stumps, you can use them around a larger one as seats at a table, making a truly unique picnic table. If you only have several smaller stumps, you might consider making them into seats for the toddlers in your family. Stumps can be great for small end tables as well, a perfect way to add a natural flair to your landscape while always having a place to put your drink.

A Large Tree Stump Is The Perfect Tree House Foundation

If you would like your kid to experience the fun of a tree house, but you worry about building one up too high, a large tree stump can be the perfect way to get the best of fun and safety. The stump you choose for a tree house will need to be a larger one and have a smooth, level top. You can purchase a pre-built playhouse and have it placed and secured atop the stump, making it realistic tree house because it is on a tree. Your kids will enjoy this method of re-purposing a tree stump.

Saving money while creating a beautiful landscape can be challenging, especially if you have a large tree to cut down. By learning more about how to use leftover tree stumps, you can pay only for tree removal (from professionals such as Souliere & Son Tree SpeclSts) and have some unique, one-of-a kind additions to your garden landscape.