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Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

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  • dominomandominoman Posts: 150

    Yes - seems Sycamore are not very popular!

    Not sure what to plant in its place now?  I would like an elegant tree that doesn't cast too much shadow.  Something slender would be ideal.  I love cherry blossom, or maybe that one with red leaves (acer?)

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Cherry blossom is lovely for a very short time. You have to think of the rest of the year.
  • dominomandominoman Posts: 150

    I love the look of that Amelenchier!  That is a tree I am going to plant.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,296

    I'm a big fan of fruit trees on dwarving rootstock.  Pretty blossom in spring, not difficult to keep in check and good for wildlife.  Free fruit is a nice bonus. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • dominomandominoman Posts: 150

    Bob - I do like that idea.  Just struggling where to put them.  Can fruit trees be planted in flowerbeds?  I always thought that they needed bare soil around the base?

  • dominomandominoman Posts: 150

    Jo - That's a lovely looking tree.  Another one on my planting list.  I need a bigger garden.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,296

    Yes, I have several in my borders.  You can even go for the 'patio' type which don't need much room at all, as those can be grown in large pots.  I just make sure nothing 'rampant' is planted too close to them!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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