Planting a blue beech
Our silver maple is slowing dying and we would like to plant two blue beeches. I would like to plant one this spring about 15-20 feet from the maple in a spot that gets good early morning sun and then mottled light to shade the remainder of the day. I've read that they can grow in undergrowth and it will have plenty of space to spread in diameter. The other blue beech will be planted when the maple is finally removed, maybe in a year or two, unless you think I could safely plant it within 10 feet of the maple's trunk.Do think these ideas will work? I love the look of the blue beeches I saw at the MN arboretum.