How Close Can You Plant A Tree To A Stump?

A small evergreen sapling grows out of a tree stump

A tree that has been in the backyard for years feels more like a friend than a part of the landscape. When it dies or has to be removed, it’s a natural tendency to fill that empty spot as quickly as possible. But some experts suggest resisting this urge. Can you plant a tree near a stump, or where a stump has been removed? Read on for information about what the experts have to say on this subject. Planting Near Tree Stump The expert consensus seems to suggest that it’s not a good idea to plant a new tree in an old stump or anywhere near it. The downsides include several points. First, the former tree could have stripped out the nutrients in the site’s soil, nutrients that a young tree will need to thrive. In addition, if the former tree was removed because of disease, some of the pathogens […]

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