Useful tree stumps?

I had about a dozen trees taken out a few years ago for a pool area. Stumps were ground and planted grass. I recently had a couple other trees taken out, but prefer not to have a machine back in that area again. I have two stumps that are flush with the ground.
Anyone ever do anything useful with a tree stump? Stick a lawn ornament or something on top? Any ideas how to decorate the area until the stump rots?
Crazy thought, but I know there are creative minds out here.
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There are people out there that can use a chain saw to carve them into whatever you'd like but it sounds like you already removed too much of the trunk for that.. lol
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I'd use it to mount something such as a pedestal table or umbrella.
^^
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I dislike grinding stumps because as the roots rot out the area above them drops.
But you made a decision. My advice to you is to get a 2" wood drill bit and drill several holes into the stump as deep as you can. Soak the stumps with water, pack the holes with rock salt, and tie ground cover over the stumps. For decorative purposes, put chairs over the stumps.
I made my teenaged son dig them out.
Dick
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wrote:

Slave Labor? :)

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I used "stump rot" on a large stump in my yard. It's a chemical solution to for removal. You drill 1" holes deep into the stumps and fill them with the "stump rot" powder and water. This breaks down the wood fibers. This process is repeated throughout the next year. After the chemical has a chance to work, you start filling holes with kerosene and allowing it to soak into the wood. This process is repeated for about a month. When the stump is saturated with kerosene, you cover it with charcoal briquettes, start a fire, and allow it to smolder for the next several days. The wood will burn below grade and the visible part of burnt stump can be removed with an axe and a shovel. It's not an instant solution but it's inexpensive and it works.

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I hear they are great for raising termites.

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