Planting new tree after stump grinding...

Hi. I live in Chesapeake Virginia and I have recently had a tree removed from an area close to my house. Upon having this tree removed they got rid of the stump by way of grinding it. I would like to plant a small Japanese Maple tree in the exact area where the previous tree was. Will it survive due to the circumstances of the location being where I had a tree there before?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Even with stump grinding, there will be a great deal of the old root system present several inches down in the soil. You may run into difficulty planting the Japanese maple in the exact same spot. However, if you can find a spot where you don't run into major roots, you could plant in approximately the same location.  One caution would be if the tree that was removed died from disease, make sure that it's something that won't attack the new tree.


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