There are times when a tree has to be cut down either because it has become diseased and dangerous or it has grown too large and is causing problems. After removal of the tree you are left with the stump which can either be an ugly reminder of what was there before or preferably transformed into an attractive planter. This article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website describes fifteen examples showing what can be achieved.
Whatever reason you may have for cutting down a tree, it is important to know that it does not have to be a completely destructive action against nature! Another tree may be planted to replace it, but a new tree can take several decades or even more to grow.
A more immediate way to give back to nature and utilize the stump of the tree, is to convert it into a unique and stylish planter! There are countless options for planters out there, but utilizing a stump helps you by getting rid of an eyesore in your backyard, as well as being a cost-free way to plant flowers or any other desired greenery!
Take a look at these fifteen examples of tree stumps that have been converted into planters, and find some inspiration to create your own natural planter.
1. Triple Twisted Stump
Image Source: Ed Montonsun
Instead of ripping out this stump and destroying a paved driveway, these creative innovators turned each cut section into a large planter for colorful flowers! This is a great way to add some color to the exterior of your front entrance.
2. Fairy Home Stump
Source: The Magic Onions
An adorable alternative to stump removal, this design is decorated to look like a home for fairies! Recreate this idea to house your own local fairies or garden gnomes, and provide a great way to keep the kids entertained.
3. Freshly Stripped Stumps
A smooth surface all around, these stumps have a somewhat sophisticated look and can be moved around to create the perfect look for your garden or backyard.
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Feature photo: The Impatient Gardener