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Plant New Tree in Old Tree's Stump Hole

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From: Elaine Persaud
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Lake winnebago, MO
We had a redbud tree which died 3years ago. I finally got around to cutting it down and digging out the stump and as much of the roots as I could. The roots were very brittle, rotted, and crumbly as I dug them out. I want to plant a decorative cedar tree in its spot in the fall. Can I successfully plant another tree on the same location? If so, what can I do now to increase chances of success? The area is within a landscaped planted tiered area, so space is very limited. No room to locate it elsewhere. What are your suggestions? Thank you.

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
If you absolutely, positively need to replant in the exact same place as a previous tree...then so be it!

Simply remove as much of the residual stump and primary root wad as possible to facilitate planting of your new shrub or small tree.

 
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