After removing a tree, how deep should one remove the stump in order to plant a new tree?
You want to select a spot that’s at least five feet from the old site, which will improve the chances of your new tree taking root and thriving. The absence of the removed tree will also positively influence new growth, since you’ve taken away any competition for sunlight. Here are some things to consider before planting a new tree in an old spot: If you are replanting a tree in the same location as the last tree that was removed, dig out an area at least 3 times the size of the new tree’s root ball. Fill the hole with good new dirt. It is best to mound the soil before planting due to settling.
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