Removing container from Japanese Maple
We moved 2 years ago, and I've been trying to figure out what to do with this half-barrel stuck around the trunk of this Japanese Maple tree. Is there anything to wrap around the trunk if it is bark-less when I remove the barrel? Do I need to make some sort of raised bed around it to keep the soil level where the top of the barrel is?
We are going to be tearing up the patio this summer, and would like to have grass under this tree. My 4 year old likes to climb it.