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Evergreen Tree & Removing stump from old tree

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Old 05-22-08, 07:32 AM
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Evergreen Tree & Removing stump from old tree

Want to fell a large tree and replace it with an evergreen tree to provide privacy along a fence. I have 2 questions:

If I hire someone to remove the tree, can the stump be completely removed?

Can anyone recommend an evergreen tree (not conifers) that will grow grow to about 7 feet with a spread of about 5-6 feet?



thanks.
 
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Old 06-03-08, 11:16 PM
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The stump would have to be dug out. If the tree had a disease and had to be removed because of it, it might not be a good idea to plant in the same place.

Without knowing where you live, the sun conditions and your hardiness zone, it would be impossible to make any recommendations.

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Old 06-04-08, 06:00 AM
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For a plant no taller than 7 feet, you might consider shrubs.
 
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Old 06-17-08, 02:28 PM
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No disease, just ugly and too tall for size of yard and fence line. Looking for a privacy evergreen (tree or shrub). Would be planted in a raised bed about 2' above lawn level

Northern California with average to mild temps.

90-95 degrees hottest temp (maybe 1-2 times a year , 32 degrees coldest (maybe 1-2 times a year).
 
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Old 07-10-08, 03:31 PM
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Stumped, I just realized I never got back to you on this. If you are still searching for plant material, let me know your hardiness zone and the sun conditions.

Full sun is 6 hours or more
Part sun is 4 to 6 hours
Part shade is 2 to 4 hours
Shade is 2 hours or less of sun.

Northern California has hardiness zones fro 4 to 10. Here's a zip code zone finder in case you aren't sure of you hardiness zone.
http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/zip.cgi

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zone 9 - somewhere on the border of part and full sun.
 
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Old 07-14-08, 05:59 AM
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Stump

The tree stump can be removed with a stump grinder. Some grinders are trailer type and need sufficient space to get to the grinding site. Others are self-contained and self-propelled. The arborist who removes the tree should be able to remove the stump.
 
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Old 08-14-08, 12:26 AM
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Stumped, a tree of 7' tall would more likely be a shrub. Of course you can limb up a shrub and train it to grow like a tree. Here's some ideas.

Ceanothus aka California lilac. There are several selections of this native evergreen shrub and they can grow anywhere from 6" tall to 20'.

Ceanothus 'Dark Star' will need full sun.
http://www.californiagardens.com/Pla..._dark_star.htm
http://www.smgrowers.com/products/pl..._id=364&page=2
http://nativeson.com/images/plants/ceandarkstarroll.jpg

Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'
http://www.californiagardens.com/Pla...ler_canyon.htm
http://www.smgrowers.com/products/pl..._id=376&page=2

Ceanothus 'Concha'
http://www.smgrowers.com/products/pl..._id=363&page=2
http://www.dkimages.com/discover/pre...5/20058784.JPG

Ceanothus 'Cynthia Postan'
http://www.smgrowers.com/products/pl...id=2947&page=2
http://www.cambridge2000.com/gallery...s/P5096555.jpg

Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth' - Bush Anemone is another evergreen native. Click on '2nd image' here.
http://www.smgrowers.com/products/pl..._id=355&page=2
http://www.calfloranursery.com/image...ifornica_e.jpg

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn' aka Manzanita
http://www.yerbabuenanursery.com/online_album/0170.htm
http://www.californiagardens.com/Pla...ard_mcminn.htm

Arctostaphylos densiflora X
‘Sentinel’ aka Manzanita
http://www.calfloranursery.com/pages...arcdensen.html

Pavonia praemorsa aka Swamp Mallow aka Yellow Mallow
http://www.californiagardens.com/Pla..._praemorsa.htm
http://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Pavonia/Ppraem01.jpg
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/16868/

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I think I have settled on a variagated Pittosporum and train it to grow like at tree.

Thank you!
 
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Old 08-14-08, 10:37 AM
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You are so very welcome! I think that is a great choice. Thanks for getting back to me.

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