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TREE REMOVAL RACEVIEW – IS IT OKAY TO PLANT A NEW TREE IN THE SPOT OF A REMOVED TREE?

Removing a tree especially if you love that one is not an easy thing to do. The tree may have a sentimental value, but after the tree removal Raceview, you might also consider placing a new tree to fill the void the old tree left behind.

Planting a new tree is always a good idea, but you may be uncertain if you can plant that tree where the old tree was located. The answer actually is a yes and no. Yes, the place is possible, and no, the location may not be suitable.

Why you should not use the old location

The location may not be suitable because the last tree may have already taken the soil’s many essential nutrients which your new tree would need. Also, the sawdust left from the stump grinding could have affected the soil’s nutrients balance. There will also be a problem if the old tree’s roots are still present which will leave the young tree to not have a lot of room to grow.

Another scenario why the old location would not be suitable is if the old tree died and was removed because of a disease. The pathogen it contained could still be in the soil. So if you place the new tree, it is possible that it will die.

Why you should use the old location

If the place is too perfect to left bare or perhaps the area has a sentimental value, you can still use the location but only if you prepare it first.

Choose a different tree from the old one. If the old tree died of a disease, make sure that the new tree you will pick will not be vulnerable to the pathogen that may still be present on the soil.

Wait for a year. Give the soil some time to rest. The removed tree roots should slowly decompose giving the new tree a better chance for survival.

Prepare the site. While giving the soil some time, make sure that you also prepare the location. Remove all sawdust from the hole and chop as many roots as you can, adding topsoil and compost if you can.

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