To fell a tree to ground level, or leave a stump?
I am about to have a very tall "christmas tree" taken down, as it is way too big for my small front garden. But I'm wondering whether to leave enough trunk - say 3'-4' - to be able to grow a clematis or other climber over it. Would that look silly? The trunk is very straight and about 30 cms diameter at the base. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.