How to prep some stumps for planters?
My neighbor cut down a beautiful old tree, a maple I think. It had some issues and wasn't safe.
Some of the stumps are hollow in the middle. No bugs, but apparently rotted out. Is this a disease?
I'd like to use a couple of these beauties for planters. Is there anything I should to to the inside in case that rotting was from disease? Perhaps spray the inside in bleach?
How long can I expect these to last? I don't want to shellac them or anything, just enjoy their interesting shapes until nature takes its course.
I'm thinking of filling one with bright petunias, and the other I may put under my maple tree and fill with impatiens. (I know they need lots of nitrogen due to the decay process robbing the nitrogen)