Tree planting - Knowledgebase Question

Owings Mills, Ma
Question by maddox_gwen
June 30, 2010
Last year, lightning hit the large oak tree that was on my front lawn and it had to be removed. The lawn looks so open and sunny without one. My question is - what type of small but colorful tree would work for me. Also, how close to the stump can I plant another tree?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


I'd have the stump removed before replanting in the area. Just because the top of the tree is gone is no guarantee the roots won't send up suckers. You may end up with a whole forest of oak trees if you don't have the stump removed. Once you do, you can plant a redbud (Forest Pansy). It's a small but colorful tree and it grows well in your gardening region. Enjoy!

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