[Editor’s Note: You know there are a lot of recent storms — and storm damage — when a post that originally appeared 5 years ago suddenly starts getting hits. I’m re-running the post (below) as a service to anyone who’s digging out from under. My sympathies . . .]
I don’t usually associate “balls” with something 6′-plus in diameter.
And, there’s not much spherical about it.
But, tree removal services’ name for the tree stump and everything attached to it is “root ball” (the trunk of the tree — or what’s left of it — lies at angle to the right).
Lots more like these visible all over the Twin Cities at the moment.