tree planting Q

Asked August 14, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT

Hello, Can I plant a new tree where the old one was, and the stump was ground out? It was a maple tree, that was planted maybe incorrectly because the trunk was twisted and had a big gash in it, and the tree died out. If I can't plant right in that spot (which is what I'm guessing), how close to the original spot can I plant a new tree? Thank you, Andrea

Dakota County Minnesota

2 Responses

It's not generally a good idea to plant right on top of the location of the former tree. The soil, with all the saw dust from the stump grinding does not have the nutrients to support the new tree. About three feet away should be sufficient if you want to plant a new tree in the same general location.

Thank you!!