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Post  Kev Bailey on Mon May 04, 2009 9:54 pm

My mate Cris is a qualified tree surgeon and bonsai nut. He helped me finish the removal of a problematic Garrya ellyptica tree, too close to my house and the boundary wall seen here. He reminded me that I shouldn't remove the whole of the stump, but leave the base in the ground as a display stand. A perfectly level chop was achieved and we topped it off with a piece of rough sandstone slab and a wannabe bonsai Berberis (in a Dan Barton pot). Since the photo was taken I've started tidying up the area that will be an important part of the welcome to my garden.



Wondering now about a moongate..... Cliche'd but appropriate for the age of the property. The Victorians were mad keen on Japanese embellishments.

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Post  Smithy on Tue May 05, 2009 9:45 pm

Good job. I like what you've done with that.

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Post  Dave Murphy on Tue May 05, 2009 10:08 pm

Neat idea with the tree stump. By the way, that berberis is quite impressive...as is the pot. Thanks for the picture.

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Post  Rick Moquin on Tue May 05, 2009 11:42 pm

My mate Cris is a qualified tree surgeon
... and an intelligent one too. STIHL

Nicely done, talk about recycling Wink

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed May 06, 2009 2:26 am

Nice job. I have done similar with Live Oak logs and stumps - alas they only seem to last about 4 to 5 years before they rot at the base.
The Berberis looks like it is coming along. Nice.

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Post  fiona on Wed May 06, 2009 4:30 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote: The Berberis looks like it is coming along. Nice.

Sod the Berberis! Can I have Chris, please?

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