Removing a tree especially if it has been in your yard for a very long time is not an easy thing to do. It is hard to see a tree cut down, but there are some cases that leave you no choice but to have it removed, especially a hazard tree.
When you need to remove a tree in your yard, you should use professional tree removal services. It is one of the tasks that need an expert touch to ensure safe and proper tree removal. The cost may vary so ask for tree removal quotes Booval before you hire one.
When it is gone, you might also consider planting a new tree to fill the void the old tree left behind. Planting trees is always a good idea but is it good to replant a tree in that location you just removed a tree?
The spot may not be suitable because the last tree may have already taken the soil’s many essential nutrients which your new tree would need. Also, the sawdust left from the stump grinding could have affected the soil’s nutrients balance. It can also be a problem if the old tree’s roots are still there which will leave the young tree to not have adequate space to grow.
The old spot would not be good for a young tree to grow if the old tree died and was removed because of a disease. The pathogen it contained could still be in the soil and could possibly affect the health of the young tree.
You may consider replanting on the old location if the place is too perfect to leave bare or perhaps the area has sentimental value. However, it is essential to prepare it first.
Prepare the site for replanting. While giving the soil some time, make sure that you also prepare the location. Remove all sawdust from the hole and chop as many roots as you can, adding topsoil and compost if you can.
Plant a different tree. If the old tree died of a disease, make sure that the new tree you will pick will not be vulnerable to the pathogen that may still be present on the soil.
It is better to wait for a year before planting another tree on the same spot. Give the soil some time to rest. The removed tree roots should slowly decompose giving the new tree a better chance for survival.