Stump Removal

In preparing for the garden, one of the things that needed to be done, was to remove a stump from our site. Tom Bare graciously volunteered. Here is his account of the project.

I was able to dig out the offending tree stump (a white pine about 7-8 inches in diameter) at the garden site and I have attached some pictures to document the deed. It always is interesting to dig out a stump to see the root structure. This stump had two large roots snaking around half of the trunk area perhaps indicating that strangulation contributed to its demise. Also, the thick wire basket from the original balled and bur lapped tree was still intact and was difficult to remove. If you look closely at the stump, you can see the wire sticking out from the stump.

For information on how to plant a tree properly click here.

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About chestercoextbutterfly

I am an apprentice Master Gardener with the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Cooperative Extension Program. My local office is in Chester County. As part of my volunteer activity I am working with a team to develop a Butterfly Garden on the grounds of the  Church of the Loving Shepherd.  We will be using the creation of this garden as an educational program for some of the participants in the Bournelyf Special Camp which, is held every summer. Members of the congregation of the church will be involved as well as in the ongoing maintenance of the garden.The purpose of this blog is to document the project as it develops.
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