The Q&A Archives: Juniper trees

Question: We are taking out an old juniper tree beside our house. Can we plant another type of bush there without the remnants of the juniper affecting the new plant?

Answer: If you remove the tree plus the major roots, you should not have a problem with suckering growth from any remaining small roots. If you simply cut down the tree at ground level but leave the roots and stump intact, it could resprout. Either dig it out completely or have the stump and roots ground professionally and you should not have a problem if you plant something new in its place.

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