Sadly, we had to have a massive old oak tree taken out yesterday. It was the "tree swing" tree in our yard, and we had many old memories of swinging on our bench seat with the children. I'm generally not nostalgic, but this one kind of hurts.
Anyhow, I intend to try and dig at least some significant portion of this old giant out and try to replant a tree in its place or very nearby if I can. Any recommendations on that?
Are the rotting roots of the great beast going to negatively impact a new tree? Is there a chance that disease from the tree still exists there?
Will the rotting render the soil unstable?
What is the right season to plant an oak tree?