Ordinary or Extraordinary?

DSCN9954, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

I have a well known fondness for tree stumps for reasons that are still not exactly clear to me. Anyway, I found this one particularly cool. It looks like they tried to carve it up with a chainsaw but eventually gave up.

Despite my love of tree stumps I did have one that was obstructing a gate that I had to remove. I tried everything to kill it and was unsuccessful for quite a long time. A neighbor told me to drill a whole in it and pour salt down it. I’m not sure if that did the trick but like a year after the salt treatment it finally died.

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  • Another easy way to get rid of a tree stump is to keep dirt piled on top of it. After 7 or 8 years, it will have decayed to the point where you can easily dig it out with a shovel. Worked for me on a big old oak in my yard!

  • One of my Pennsyltucky kinfolk turned a tree stump into a grill and literally made a Thanksgiving turkey in it. I think that falls under the category of advanced grilling, so probably not advisable within the District of Columbia, but it did serve the purpose of reducing the tree stump.

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