Your loyal old tree has finally come tumbling down. Maybe it became ill, or it was hit by lightning. In any instance, most dead trees will be reduced down to a stump. After that occurs, you could have this question: do trees grow back from stumps?
As difficult as it is to believe, a tree stump can ultimately grow back into a full tree. That’s because the roots are still present. The only modification is that the roots aren’t active anymore. There could be enough nutrients left in the roots to make sprouts that stick out of the ground. With enough time, the tree trunk will begin to recover. Whether or not that happens depends on how healthy the sprouts grow.
If the sprouts thrive, they’ll grow into a tree. If you don’t desire a tree in that spot, then it’s crucial that you eliminate any tree stumps that are in your landscape. To do this, you’ll need to chop the sprouts just under the soil. If that doesn’t work, search for where the roots and the stump connect and chop the sprouts away. You can also contact a stump removal company to do the task for you.
Repurposing the Stump
Cleansing up the stump and keeping it around can make it a fascinating conversation piece. Place a few potted plants on top of the stump to bring it some color and style. You can also add a birdbath. This is an excellent idea if the stump is level and flat on top. Another idea is to place a bench in front of it to conceal it. Or, you can get a patio table and place it over the stump.
Professional Tree Care
When you hire a professional tree care specialist, you are working with a professional who can advise you what’s best for your tree stump. Sometimes you can keep your tree stump, and there are instances when it’s just best to remove it, especially if you have young children. If you decide to keep it, then you want to choose how to re-use it. A tree expert can help you come up with suggestions.
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