Replanting after tree removal

Asked July 5, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT

We recently removed a dead Austrian Pine that was about 30' tall. It served as a barrier between two rows of town homes. I would like to plant and Autumn Blaze Maplein it's place. Can you tell me if this is a good choice? If not, what do you suggest?

Hennepin County Minnesota tree selection maple trees

1 Response

Hi,
Autumn Blaze a.k.a. Freemanii or Jeffersred Grows 50-60' tall x 40' wide; developed by crossing silver and red maples; oval shape; rich green foliage; orange-red fall color; fast growth rate. It is nearly seedless so not as messy as some maples.

This should be a nice choice. After planting make sure to keep it well watered for the first year until it becomes established. When planting make sure to keep the first root flare at the soil level. Planting too deep causes root girdling and if you mulch, which is good to retain moisture, do not mulch up next to the trunk.

Here is a link to help with tree selections and information.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/