What do you think that edited photo is?
Did you guess young apricot tree stumps and roots? I didn't think so.
Here's the original shot.
I was hacking away at the stumps this afternoon. It was either now or never, getting rid of these apricot trees that were grown from seeds that the Mama planted maybe seven or eight years ago. The trees are too close to the fence, and if all five apricot trees reached full growth, well that's a lot of shade back there. Nothing else would be able to grow. Not to say the neighbors would gripe about the mess of fruit falling over the fence. (I am leaving one tree intact.)
I thought I could dig the tree stumps out. Ha! As I sawed the trunks as close to the ground as possible, I started seeing possibilities of garden art out of these things. So, we shall see.
Kudos to chomping at those roots- you have more brute strength than I do! I can't even dig a hole to plant something without aching the next day! Great artwork! Have a blessed day!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Terri. I'm hurting today, but not as much as I thought I would be, thank goodness. :-)Delete
A no-pain way of getting rid of stubborn tree-stumps (and lets face it they all are) it to wait a bit until the stump is dried out then get a fire going above it, around it, and keep it going all day. The heat should burn out any wood and you have a nice pile of charcoal/ash to go spread around the rest of the garden.ReplyDelete
I like that idea, thank you very much. Something to consider, being that these are small stumps. We live within city limits so burning stuff other than food in the backyard is frowned upon. I could put a grill over the ashes.Delete