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Francis Hogg

We have a black elder planted in front of some hawthorn trees.  It was doing very well, but during the last two wet winters it almost died.  There are just a few leaves coming out of the main stem.  The hot summer has finished it off.
The ground it is planted in is prone to flooding, is sheltered by the hawthorns and faces east.
Any suggestions for a type of tree to replace the elder would be welcome.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,478
    Willow will suck up water well, even if standing in it.
  • Andrea98Andrea98 Posts: 2
    We've already got a willow about 6 metres away which is ideal for sucking up water - it's slightly downhill from the elder so maybe is just out of range.
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