Register with us or sign in
in Problem solving
We have a rampant evergreen in the front which we tried to trim back but it's all dead inside so now it just looks a real mess. We want to get rid of it and replace it with another tree. How easy would this be?! The evergreen is about 6m tall. We want a tree around this height to replace it as it provides some good privacy, but not an evergreen. Ideas also welcome on this aspect too!
If you have a friend with a chainsaw and a husband/partner/friend with some muscle, it may be possible to chop it down and dig out the root. Failing that, a good tree surgeon is the answer!
Small trees are not very small. Perhaps a Cornus kousa or a weeping cherry or an Amelanchier might suit. A large container grown tree will take longer to establish than a smaller one. Do you have a nursery close at hand that can supply one? It may be worth asking their advice.
Big tree can take a long time to establish properly.
However if you have deeppockets you could try these
agree - my husband likes crab apple. Also think its nice.
Heres a pic of the tree - not sure if conifer or not! https://www.flickr.com/photos/26713903@N02/14568287091/
Thanks for responses - will ponder over...
me again - would you advise getting a smaller tree as it seems mature ones are harder to establish? Also more expensive...
We don't mind getting one that is a few m high and grows into mature tree, just prefer not to have completely new one as want a bit of privacy really...
I'll look for a nursery nearby too.