Planting a new tree on top of old
About 5 years ago I had an old birch tree removed and the stump ground down about 5 inches below the surface. It had a base of about 42-45 inches. I'd like to plant a new tree directly on the spot where the stump is because it is directly in the center of where the sprinklers spray. If I offset the tree, there will end up being a brown spot where the new tree would block the water.
I contacted a guy who grinds stumps and he said he could grind the stump down another 16". Would that be far enough down? The stump is hard near the surface but rotting below a few inches.
Is it at all feasible for me to put the new maple tree on the exact spot where my old birch tree was? I know it is not preferable.