Choosing a good tree

Asked August 11, 2016, 4:36 PM EDT

Hello! We recently had to take down a very large ash tree in our yard, and we are missing the shade that it provided in our back yard. I'm trying to find a replacement, something that would grow quickly. I'm also curious to know I wanted to know if we have the stump ground, can I plant something in that exact spot? It was a approximately 30 inches in diameter. Our back yard is facing north, and it was on the west side yard, near our neighbor's fence. It was next to a fir tree, and the site is now sunny. Thank you so much! Katherine

Ramsey County Minnesota planting trees

1 Response

Choosing a tree can be fun and stressful. So much hope packed into the package. If a tree that grows large is planted next to a fir tree it will shade out some of the fir tree and the branches on the shaded side will die.
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/treecare/righttree-shrub.html
http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/2008/11/recommended-trees-for-minnesota-by-region/
Unless the stump is completely ground out planting a tree in the same spot is not recommended until enough time for the stump to rot has passed.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/planting-and-transplanting-trees-and-sh...
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/