When to Plant a Tree After a Stump has Been Removed [Video]

If you’ve recently had a tree removed, chances are your yard’s looking a little more bare than usual. While there was likely good reason for the tree to come down, there’s no doubt that it left you wanting to spruce up your landscaping immediately!

Before doing so, there are some things you’ll want to consider to make sure your new tree is given the opportunity to grow and flourish without interference.

And that’s what you’ll get if you decide to plant a new tree where a stump has just been removed if the proper precautions are not taken. These precautions include making sure the root system of the old tree will not interfere with the new tree’s growth and making sure the soil is in the right condition for your new tree.

If you want to plant a new tree immediately after removing a stump, the best approach is to find a different spot at least five feet from the old site of the tree. This will give your new tree the best chance at growing into a beautiful, thriving tree for all to admire. However, if you are stuck on planting the tree in the same location, it’s best to wait as long as possible (at least one year). This will help ensure that the old roots break down.

If you’re interested in planting a tree on your own, here’s a video courtesy of National Gardening that’ll guide you step-by-step:

How to Plant a Tree

And when it’s ready to be trimmed, you know who to call!!