Storm increasing in frequency and severity.. It can be sad to see all of the fallen trees large and small after a major storm. Before throwing it all on the curb or in the wood chipper, try giving storm debris a second life. Variety of possibilities. It’s as easy as 1,2,3 to hollow out stumps for something like a beautiful and functional flower planter or bird bath.
Hollowing out tree stumps
Soften the wood of the stump. Wait for a day after a rainstorm when the wood will be softer and more pliable after absorbing water. This is not necessary, but will make the job easier.
Drill holes across the section of the stump you wish to make hollow. Space the holes a few inches apart throughout the entire section.
Hollow out the stump with your hammer and chisel. Chip away the wood beginning at the edge of one of the holes. Keep your chisel at a 45-degree angle. Remove the wood and place it in a compost pile, recycle pile or use it as mulch.