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Q.Replacing mature Holly without disturbing plants around it

Zone Middletown Connecticut zone 5 | Anonymous added on September 8, 2019 | Answered

Hello, my Holly bush planted in a front yard Garden has a 10 inch diameter trunk. How can I replace it without its roots disturbing all the plantings around it? Thank you. Leslie C.

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Answered on September 9, 2019

This will be quite a daunting task. These have spreading roots that will likely resprout even more vigorously after removal.

Unfortunately, Hollies are known for being hard to remove, and very aggressive in fighting for survival after. It would be best to have a tree service to assess the situation. This link will help you to find your closest extension service: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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