Is it a bad move to plant new sycamore trees near ones that died?

mike758April 11, 2014

My neighbor has 8 sycamore trees going up his driveway, and they're all dead. I don't know why they died, but over a course of about 10 years they died off one by one. The tree would come back with half it's leaves one year and none the next. Now they're completely dead and have limbs falling off, the last one died about three years ago. The trees were about 40 years old.

On my property on the other side of the driveway, across from the dead trees, I was thinking about planting new sycamore trees. I like sycamores, but I'm worried mine would end up dying

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

You have to find out what happened before you are able to judge.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 10:49PM
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I don't really know what happened though... I assume it was a disease but I don't know how long the disease exists

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 3:37PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

call your COUNTY extension office.. and ask them.. they ought to be aware of any plagues in your general area ...

and do make sure they address anthracnose ...

you really know nothing about this ... fact wise... and you are asking us to guess for you ... hence the suggestion of at least discussing it with local experts ...

high end nurseries may also have such knowledge.. but then.. they want to sell you stuff ... including all the remedies.. if they are wrong.. so call the extension ...


    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 6:27PM
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What Ken said and London Plane trees can resist anthractnose better than Sycamore. The Bark isn't as white on London plane when older though. If you are on the west coast you may mean another Sycamore than me and Ken are thinking of.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 11:47PM
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