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Short Answer: It is generally"not' recommended to plant a new tree over the top of a recently removed stump. Simply plant the new tree adjacent to the stump, but keep the new planting hole at least three feet away from the stump to allow your new tree ample growing/rooting space (i.e., new trees need adequate mineral soil with good fertility and drainage for proper rooting and water/nutrient uptake).

Jun 18, Stump grinding generally does not include removing all the roots that radiate out from the stump. Since roots can extend past the dripline of the tree, this leaves you with a lot of problem roots that can take years to decompose. When a stump is ground, a lot of wood chips are created. Wood chips mixed into the soil create an environment that Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.

If you need to make a walking path, or need to mulch around a shed or garbage cans, or other structures

Mar 17, Trees planted near old root systems require more water because less soil is available to retain water for the new tree. A recommend option would be to stump grind the entire area to remove your old tree completely in order for any new tree to be planted in the existing area. We can recommend a stump grinding company to you, if this is the Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.

Jun 22, Bottom line: you can use. It is an old wives tale that you're not supposed to use unaged mulch because it will drain the nitrogen from the plants. But that has been debunked. Just make sure the mulch doesn't touch the plants - leave about 6 inches clear.

06/22/ Jul 18, And, I am not saying you need to do this, but I used fresh chips without newspaper in my fruit tree orchard and the trees are still struggling. Last year I used the layer of newspaper in the flower gardens and had no problems.

This message was edited Jul 18, AM.

Better to mulch than not mulch. The newspaper also provides another barrier against weed seeds hitting the soil.