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Old 04-29-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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Last August's hurricane uprooted a tree in my front yard and it's starting to lean more and more. Seems like only a matter of time until it comes down. It's away from the house and pretty small so I'm not too worried about that.

Question is if I hire a tree removal company to remove it stump and all, can I plant a new tree in the exact same spot or will some the remaining roots from the old tree cause problems for the new tree? The way the yard is landscaped forces me to plant in the same location. Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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As long as you remove the majority of the old tree stump and roots you are fine. Depending on the size of the tree being removed that could be a lot of digging. You can't just grind up the stump until it is below ground level but you will need to actually remove it. Then you will probably need back fill dirt to get the area to grade again.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Depending on the variety it may not be hard to straighten it up, if you do it in the fall when the leaves have dropped. We did the neighbor's flowering plum with 6" diameter trunk by digging under the one side and pulling with cable and sling attached to truck, then staking well to hold
in place. It's been 3 years and it's doing fine and straight with the stakes removed.
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