Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stumperies

Five minutes ago I had no idea what a stumpery was.
But now I must have one.

A stumpery is an intentional arrangement of woody material like trunks and root wads.  A root wad is a length of downed tree that includes a portion of the trunk and, most importantly, the root mass or ball. The goal of a stumpery is the creation of habitat especially  for ferns; secondarily comes the sense of accomplishment from arrangements that display the arresting architecture of the roots, or any other things that you can find on or in re-purposed wood.

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And don't get me started on Stump Fences.
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8 comments:

bean said...

Oh my god YES

Jay's Shadow said...

I NEED a stump fence.

I bet it would look cool to have a small light poind up inside one of these. Or a light pointed at it to cast a shadow on the side of a building.

Willow Cove said...

yup, have a book on Pioneers/farmers used stump fences cause they are long lasting. Would love to have a haunt where they are surrounding a cemetery or witches' den. Probably easy to make out of P.M if someone made a stump cauldron before. ;)

Jeanne said...

OMG!!! How cool is this!!!!

Jon Glassett said...

There are a lot of downed trees in the woods behind our house. Hmmm...

Shani said...

That is just awesomeness!!

Holy Tarra said...

These are wonderful!!!!!!!!!! And it makes me feel so much better about all of the dead limbs and vine trunk that I hoard like treasure...

girl6 said...

so Enchanting!
i think Amelie would totally give her seal of Approval. :)