Replacing tree in mature garden
An ornamental weeping cherry is - or rather was - the cornerstone of our very mature garden. It has died and needs to be removed. Can I replace it with another weeping cherry or would another tree do better in the neighboring space? (We don't plan to remove the dead stump and roots. ) What other tree would provide the same or similar look?
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If it was a very mature garden, it is likely that the tree died due to old age. Weeping cherries generally have a life of about 20-25 years.
As long as you did not see any disease, you should be fine replacing it with the same kind of tree.