Preserve tree stump

briergardener_gwApril 5, 2014

I want to make planter by removing middle from tree stump.
How to preserve stump in this case to keep bark in place and prevent rotting?

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briergardener_gw

Stump is not in the ground.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 11:08AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

My apple stump in ground lasted about 10 years untreated. Sadly its on its way out now. I think unless you live in a dry climate wood eventually rots if left outside. But i'd be interested to hear if others have ideas.
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 12:43PM
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lazy_gardens

Remove the middle, drill the drainage hole, soak the stump insides in a waterproofing substance (linseed oil, oil/beeswax. commercial stuff like Thompson's ... whatever. Put it on small feet to keep it off the ground.

Instead of planting directly in the stump, use it as a "cache pot" for plastic pots.

If the bark starts peeling, remove it and glue it on with wood glue and clamps.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 12:50PM
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Shades_of_idaho

Lazygardens that all sounds like the perfect solution. Saving.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 1:48PM
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briergardener_gw

Thank you, Lazygardens. Will do this

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 8:36AM
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ponderpaul(7a)

Don't know how long it will last, but this log section is just the way I drug it out of a wood/chip pile

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 9:34PM
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