It's been a tough couple of years for trees, creating a bumper crop of stumps, snags and root sprouts. Former tree owners can take care of stumps and snags in three basic ways: Decay, repurpose or remove.
I didn't think it was possible to say so much about tree stumps, but as always--my education continues! See my tree stump article in The Day community papers--and be prepared for a few surprises. If you have trouble with the link, download a copy of the article at the bottom of the page.
The beautifully carved stump shown was made by sculptor Kris Connors of Clinton, CT after a Norway maple fell during a storm. It is at the Ivoryton Theatre, Essex, CT.