Living stump

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Living stump near Lost Creek Lake in Southern Oregon

A living stump is created when a live tree is cut and its stump remains in the ground. The stump and root system may remain alive for several years if its roots graft to nearby living trees.[1] A living stump capable of producing sprouts or cuttings is known as a stool, and is used in the coppicing method of woodland management.[2]


  1. ^ "Glossary, Root Disease Management Guidebook". Ministry of Forests and Range, Province of British Columbia. July 1995. Retrieved 2009-05-10.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Crist, John B.; Mattson, James A.; Winsauer, Sharon A. 1983. Effect of severing method and stump height on coppice growth. In: Hansen, Edward A., ed. Intensive plantation culture: 12 years research. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-91. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 58-6; retrieved on 2008-05-10 from