I have three questions regarding tree planting. Don’t know if I should send three different emails, or, all in one. I’ll try all in one, and see what you think. 1) I had a young oak tree die because I pruned it too severely. Our pH seems to be about 6.5 I would like to know A) can I plant another oak right where this one was? (root rot?) B) which oak tree is most likely to tolerate the 6.5 pH? The tree will be about 20 feet from our driveway, 50’ from the house. I would like to plant an oak that will outlive me, if it could tolerate the high pH. For posterity, I would like to have trees that shade and cool the house. I live in Paw Paw, Illinois, in Lee County.
2) I have a 14 year old peach tree that now has bugs inside it. I will get some peaches this year, and then take this tree down. Can I plant a new tree in the same spot? Would it get the same bugs?
3) I have a beech tree that has some kind of fungus growing on it. I have a smaller beech tree 30 feet away that does not have any fungus on it. I will take the diseased tree down, but, must I take the younger tree down also?
Thank you for any information and suggestion you might have Sincerely, Karen Vlasaty