I spotted this on Pinterest (where else?) and thought it was such an interesting idea.
I guess it could be done with papier-mache and or trompe l'oeil so that no trees would be harmed? Or if you happen to have some great birch stumps lying around your place, feel free to pass them on to a girl in Florida who is in far too hot a climate to grow birches.
BTW, a huge thank you to all of our Veterans today for their service!