Cut a downed tree into 6-inch-thick rounds for a unique path of steps.
Photo/Illustration: Christine Erikson
While you are recovering from the sadness of losing a big tree in a storm, remember to ask your tree-removal crew to cut 6-inch-thick rounds from the trunk. Use these for woodland paths or garden steps by digging out an appropriate area, seating the rounds level, and securing them with soil. Although the wooden steps can get slick in the rain, the memory of your lost tree will make them well loved.