I'd like to get my observatory off the ground. I live in a flat area surrounded by trees (which, unfortunately, cannot be readily removed) and ANY gain in elevation for the telescope would be useful and increase my visibility. I've contemplated building a raised platform or deck on which to mount the observatory. However, every time I think about it, my main concern is eliminating vibrations at the scope. It seems the most common solution is pouring a massive column of concrete to form a pier. I have a number of reasons for not wanting a giant, immoveable, concrete pillar in my backyard. Are there any other good solutions for stabilizing a mount/scope at about 10ft. off the ground?