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I have just managed to get 12 'stepping stone' slices from a tree being cut down...sob sob...hate seeing trees destroyed - however, pleased to have my stepping stones!

 

Does anyone know if I need to do anything to them - to protect them etc?? Thank you in advance :)

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Yes, you should treat them with something. The garden centre will advise what's best. Left on their own they can get slippery when wet after a year or two. I've seen chicken wire pinned to the surface to prevent slipping, but you'd need to keep your eye on it if you did that, as it can break and leave sharp edges. You could get someone with a chainsaw of something to criss-cross slice the top to make it more anti-slip.

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Hmmm I was feeling very pleased with myself - natural resources etc etc and now I think I've lumbered myself with 12 wet heavyish slabs of wood stuffed in my car!! Don't think I thought this one through........

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Use them as long as they last, ours lasted about 4 years before being overtaken with fungi and not really had any problems with them being slippery, ours have rotted away now.

Very similar to you, and the children have also "lost" some in the bushes, but before that had had a great time, writing on them, making stepping stones, using them as "wheels", plates all sorts of things

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We stripped the bark from ours - stopped the knobbly bits of bark from scratching etc! Children love them and we have had them for 3 - 4 years - no fungi yet!! Haven't treated them with anything either!! to be honest when and if they do become unsafe we'll be sourcing new ones!!

 

We also used to branches from a pruned apple tree to cut into small discs of varying thickness - the children have hours of fun with them using them in all sorts of ways both indoors and out encompassing all sorts in the EYFS!!

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Use them as long as they last, ours lasted about 4 years before being overtaken with fungi and not really had any problems with them being slippery, ours have rotted away now.

Very similar to you, and the children have also "lost" some in the bushes, but before that had had a great time, writing on them, making stepping stones, using them as "wheels", plates all sorts of things

We stripped the bark from ours - stopped the knobbly bits of bark from scratching etc! Children love them and we have had them for 3 - 4 years - no fungi yet!! Haven't treated them with anything either!! to be honest when and if they do become unsafe we'll be sourcing new ones!!

 

We also used to branches from a pruned apple tree to cut into small discs of varying thickness - the children have hours of fun with them using them in all sorts of ways both indoors and out encompassing all sorts in the EYFS!!

This is why I love this site......you've made an old girl very happy!! : )

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