I searched for Stumpery images and found some interesting uses for stumps and roots and such left from clearing land. One that I found looked somewhat like my Stick House before I assembled the various pieces into an improvised structure. For years, I've not wanted to discard ancient stumps and limbs.
The importance of a stumpery is that it provides shelter for small animals and a haven for plants like ferns, hostas, hellabores and other shade loving plants.
Frequently used in a stumpery are stumps turned upside down so that the pointed end of the root is up and the cut stump is flat on the ground, as here.
The stump in this picture is pine. Termites have eaten the soft cellulose, leaving what we call a 'lightard' stump.
The stump below stays in my garden as ornament, decorated with a ceramic quail.
Stumperies may not catch on, but it's something new to consider.
I've long considered stumps with Tillandsias, not only Spanish moss, but small plants.
Choosing stumps and hauling them to the garden is a fun project for winter afternoons.