Great Sequence – Tree Removal, Stump Grinding, Replanting

A 15-year-old Leyland cypress tree planted as a privacy screen became too large for its location, and was replaced with a small holly tree. Steps pictured here are (1) removing the Leyland cypress; (2) having telephone and TV cable locations marked through a Pennsylvania One Call; (3) grinding out the stump; and (4) planting the holly tree, with starter fertilizer, stakes, mulch, and a Gator bag for slow watering.
Note the close proximity of power and cable lines to the stump in photos 12-14. Careful hand-digging was needed to ascertain their exact locations prior to grinding.