Tree removal services leave your yard tidy and clear, often resolving a persistent issue and enhancing the area. But removing an old stump also offers a chance to make something new in your outdoor space. What do you do when planting after tree removal? How do you plant a new tree after removing the stump and what sort of conditions should you avoid?
Get your landscape looking great with the following tips.
Stump grinding produces a good amount of wood chips and sawdust. Even though this natural material breaks down over time and puts vital nutrients in the soil, eliminating some of it and equalizing the mixture with new soil aids in providing right growing conditions for your new tree. You might want to use the ground wood as mulch in other spots in your landscape.
Roots stay even after the grinder has turned the stump into sawdust. This can be a real obstruction to the growth of a new tree. Some arborists recommend planting a new tree no sooner than 12 months after removing an established tree.
Although, some property owners might want to sift through the surrounding soil to get rid of the majority of the roots. Dig up around the area you want to plant the tree and examine the conditions. If the roots take up more room than the healthy soil, wait 12 months or more for decomposition.
Shop for trees considerably smaller than the eliminated stump to give lots of room for growth. This provides some beauty with and greenery without giving up the tree’s health and allowing for a lush, green landscape later on. Talk to a tree specialist about tree types that will flourish in your yard and inquire about younger trees.
With some shopping and planning, you can enjoy planting after tree removal.
To replant another tree in that location, you have to eliminate as much of the sawdust and roots from the original tree as possible to give a rich growing environment for a new tree. This could mean using an ax to chop out all the old roots, so the new tree has plenty of root room to grow.
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