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Old 09-18-2011, 08:03 AM  
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Default Put new soil in old tree pit?

We just had to remove an old silver maple in our backyard--sorry to see it go but tree was dying. Just had the stump removed; what's left in the pit is soil mixed with wood and root chips. We are told that this kind of soil does not promote growth well--we plan to have plants here. Should I dig out the root pit and put new topsoil in there?

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:19 AM  
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New topsoil would be much better for growth. Soil is not "re-usable" as far as growing plants goes. You can certainly throw the soil in the compost pile and "re-cycle" it though! I would truck in new topsoil if you are planning on some vegetation.

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