So, here is the mess I'm into now. I live in an almost inner city suburb, and I had a tree
that recently died, I suppose due to insects. The city came and cut it down as it the top had broken off and half was hanging by overhead wires.
Now I have a stump about a foot in diameter sticking out of the ground in the grass between the sidewalk and street that is a couple inches high. I'm wondering how close to that stump is too close, for a tree
that will eventually be a decent sized tree
. The stump has a driveway about five feet to one side and some weird smallish tree
about 10 feet the other way. So, I run into the trouble of potentially being too close to something on either side.
We have Horse Chestnuts in a similar location about 25 feet away, and that is a potential tree
to add in the new spot, but it could be about anything I find that has deep running roots so it doesn't push around the sidewalks and yard around it. The HC's seem to work relatively well, as far as being big trees
and they don't seem to do much damage to the surrounding area, but I also don't want it to be too big, though I doubt I'd still live in the house in that kinda timeframe.
Any advice for me? I'm really trying not to limit the growing
potential of the new tree
. And the stuff on either side of the stump may cause problems... I assume I can't replant in a grinded up stump?
Hopefully this makes sense, and thanks for any help!