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Growing Trees For the Future

If you are interested in growing trees in your garden for the first time, it is likely that you will have some questions about how best to proceed. My name is Paul and this is my advice blog. On this blog, I aim to give you some great advice about choosing the right type of trees for your garden and picking the best spot in which to plant them. I will also let you in on a few secret tree care tips which will keep them looking super healthy. I learnt all of this information from a tree contractor who visited my property some years ago. I call him in twice a year to check on my trees and we always have a nice chat.

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5 Reasons Why Your Trees May Need Pruning
22 February 2018

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Stump Removal – Why Grinding Is the Best Solution?
21 February 2018

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4 Landscaping Ideas To Improve Your Backyard
12 February 2018

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Choosing a tree lopper
12 February 2018

Choosing a tree lopper is a serious decision, and

Knock On Wood: What Is Deadwooding, And How Can It Make My Trees Safer And Healthier?
9 February 2018

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A Stubborn Tree Stump: Can a Tree Stump Produce Another Tree?

If you cut a tree down in your yard, don't be surprised if its stump starts to sprout new growth in the near future. An untreated tree stump, especially that of a deciduous tree, may continue its attempts to re-grow many times over.

Though there may be little to suggest a stump is alive—at least initially—above ground, there is still a considerable portion of the tree below the ground. The root system of a felled tree may contain enough energy reserves to produce new growth.

Regeneration Is a Natural Mechanism of Trees

If trees were unable to regenerate, there would be far fewer of them standing in the wild today. The ability to regenerate means that trees can survive massive forest fires. Animals such as beavers also cause considerable damage to trees. But because a tree can re-sprout, even if a beaver were to leave just a stump, in time, the tree may grow back.

Christmas Tree Farms Utilize This Ability

In British Columbia, Christmas tree farmers take advantage of this regenerative ability to save money and time. Using a practice known as "stump culture", farmers are able to produce new Christmas trees from the stumps of old Christmas trees.  Though these stumps are taller than your average tree stump, the result is much the same.

Trees Grown From Stumps Are Dangerous

It is usually not a good idea to allow a new tree to grow from a tree stump. This is because the new tree will be much weaker than the original tree since it will be multi-trunked. If allowed to grow to maturity then, the tree will be prone to storm and wind damage. Thus, it will eventually become a danger to anyone or anything in its vicinity.

Hire a Stump Grinder to Be Sure

You can kill a tree stump with chemicals or various homemade treatments. However, as well as being hard to kill, tree stumps are tripping hazards, homes for pests and eye sores that won't go away for at least several years. The best thing you can do for the stump and for your peace of mind is to hire a tree removal service to grind the stump out for you.

Once a tree specialist has ground the stump out, you can then put the land that was once occupied by the stump to good use. The choice is yours—do your best to kill the stump, then wait years for it to rot away, or grind it out in several hours at most and use the land for landscaping or gardening?