tree stump

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Noun1.tree stump - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felledtree stump - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
stool - (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings
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While I was stooping over a group of hollyhocks planted on the top of the only thing in the shape of a hill the garden possesses, the April baby, who had been sitting pensive on a tree stump close by, got up suddenly and began to run aimlessly about, shrieking and wringing her hands with every symptom of terror.
In the midst of the outspread line of Cossacks two wagons, drawn by French horses and by saddled Cossack horses that had been hitched on in front, rumbled over the tree stumps and branches and splashed through the water that lay in the ruts.
But, at last, above the subsiding red of the fire, above the streaming masses of black smoke and the whitening and blackening tree stumps, and the diminishing numbers of these dim creatures, came the white light of the day.
What with the steepness of the incline, the thick tree stumps, and the soft sand, he and his crutch were as helpless as a ship in stays.
Several tree stump removal or stump grinding services exist across regions, resolving leftover stump-related issues through use of specialist machines in removing stumps and surfacing the roots.
Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system.
And that's exactly what a kauri tree stump (Agathis austaralis) somewhere in the middle of New Zealand should be: dead.
* The tree stump definitely needs to be removed, not only to prevent termite infestation, but to expose the full extent of the damage and to enable completion of all necessary repairs.
Speaking to the Star on Wednesday, Wathuti said she decided to get all leads to where the tree stump was, just to get to the root cause of the problem.
Ameristep says its Deadwood Stump blind is the most realistic portable tree stump blind on the market.
One might expect to see this intricately carved tree stump in an art museum or a sculpture park - not in someone's front drive.
A set of tree stump stools for deaf and hard of hearing children have been stolen for a second time from a charity.