Replanting on the ground of a diseased maple

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  1. Roy Sinn

    Roy Sinn Member

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    I've heard from a couple of gardeners that you should never plant a maple on the same ground where another maple that had died. I would think it matters why the maple died and how long you wait to replant. Has anyone else heard of this advice? Comments?
     
  2. Margot

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    Not just maples. You should not plant a rose where another has died. You should not plant a rhododendron where another has died. Etcetera. The rationale is that the cause of death could be pathogens in the soil - perhaps specific to the particular plant that died there. These tend to linger in the soil, sometimes for years and could likely kill the next maple/rose/rhodo/etc. planted in the same spot.

    What I have done in a location where a rhodo died of apparent root rot was to plant another in a large pot set on bricks so it didn't touch the soil beneath. It is a bit of a compromise but . . .
     
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    Acerholic Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    @Roy Sinn, I agree with @Margot. I have in the past replanted a maple in the same location, but only after removing all the soil from the area and replacing with fresh soil to avoid recontamination. As this was a skip full, I didn't do it again. IMO I would plant something else in the space.
     
  4. Roy Sinn

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    Margot & Acerholic - thanks for your advice. It's a shame when you've found the perfect place for a particular plant and then can't put it in that place anymore. But, worse yet, is to watch yet another die.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Hey, Acerholic, what does "skip full" mean?
     
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    Acerholic Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    @wcutler, Hi Wendy, I don't know what you call it there in Canada.
    It's when a lorry drops off a large bucket style container on your driveway, you then fill it with whatever. It is then collected by the company and taken away. You can get different sizes btw.
    I expect every country has a different word for it, Lol.

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    Here they're referred to as dumpsters or waste disposal bins, delivered to your home for a certain number of days by a truck (lorry).
     
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