Planting magnolia tree over roots of another tree?

Asked May 17, 2020, 1:19 PM EDT

We were starting to dig a hole to plant our magnolia tree and found roots from another tree that is long gone. Can the magnolia thrive if we plant over the roots of the other tree?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Yes, the magnolia can be planted in an area where the roots of a tree was removed. The roots from the old tree will continue to break down. This might be an area where you see mushrooms pop up occasionally as they can grow on the decomposing roots. This is not a worry. You can just knock them down.