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replacement for Malus fire blight casualty, replant in fall or spring?

3 months ago

I sadly had to take down a 15 yo crabapple (schmidtcutleaf/ golden raindrops) due to fire blight. This is my first experience with this disease and it took me awhile to figure out what was going on. Thankfully my other crab (Satin Cloud) about 20' away doesn't show any sign of it so far. I want to replace the tree as soon as possible b/c it provided a nice screen from the neighbors front window. I'm leaning toward Autumn Brillance serviceberry or possibly another crab. My questions are, can I replant a crab in the same location? Should I be doing anything to try and protect the other crab? Should I replant in the fall or spring?

Thank you

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