Have a burned out tree stump you can’t afford to remove? Or a utility box or post you’d like to hide? Hiding ugly things and fire-related problem solving is something I became very good at, thanks to the Tubbs Fire. Rebuilding a garden after wildfire takes a lot of creative thinking and scrappiness, especially when you’re under-insured. There are many types of stylish screens and planters available to make tree stumps disappear when removal is cost prohibitive. Big boulders are also fantastic tools to turn something that was once unsightly into a focal design piece. The photos in this gallery are all examples of planters and boulders used to hide burned tree stumps when rebuilding gardens after the 2017 wildfires.

Hiding Ugly Things – Rebuilding a Garden After Wildfire