I love coppicing and pollarding.
This is how I used a sweet gum tree as a pollarded yam trellis:
Why remove a stump when you can let the tree grow back in sections which can then be used for fuel, stakes, biochar or baseball bats?
Also to produce fodder for feeding to animals. I’m developing some now for feeding my rabbits. There’s a FB group (I know) called Tree Hay which is a pretty good place to start in this area.
See also Pollarding.
[…] the new growth before winter set in. Then the new growth would freeze, probably killing the tree. Coppicing trees is usually done before the spring and even large trees often regenerate just fine from the loss, […]