Downed Trees

I live in the woods, which can take a little getting used to…in a gardening sense….I must learn to love shady acid loving plants, which is hard for me.  But I am also fighting back…and though you wouldn’t know it to visit today, since we moved here we have removed about 40 trees (please understand- I am not a strip miner…they really are not missed).  Now we have little pockets of sunshine, but I am desperate for more.

Our last tree removal effort was cheap (in dollars) as it involved a logger (who was paid in exchange for the trees that he cut down).  We have a lot of very tall straight pines.  After more than a year of backbreaking effort on our part to clear all the debris that he didn’t take, we got what we paid for.  So I am hesitant to do it all again.   But I saw this great bench and I think it is perfect for my place.  So as I continue to strategically take down one tree at a time, I think we will try and create some seating around the garden and also save us some of the effort and cost of tree removal.

Tree trunk bench

Treetrunk bench is available to buy from Wabnitz Editions.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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