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Planting Tree in Ground-out Stump

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From: Greg Banach
Cheektowaga, NY
Can I plant a new cherry tree where a previous one died after 25 years? The stump has been completely removed. Thank you.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Yes, you can; however, that doesn't always mean you should.

I receive this question quite often, and I always give the same response: Simply plant the new tree adjacent to the ground-out stump.

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