Posted: 04/02/2013 at 12:03
Hi. we have recently had to remove a 50 foot, 60 year old Cedar tree from our front garden due to severe snow damage. Regrettable... it now leaves a huge space. We are now looking for something to fill the gap. it is about 10m from the house in the corner of the front garden but close to a wall next to the road. It is on the north side of the house.The space to fill is about 8m diameter. whilst we loved the cedar, the perpetual shade and acid conditions created prevented us from growing much beneath it. Any advice on replacement tree/trees would be welcome. One idea I toyed with was a small collection of silver birch that would give dappled shade but would not spread too much. Any thoughts and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.