Cherry tree and fire blight risk
Good day gardeners,
Last summer we cut down a backyard apple tree that was suffering badly from fireblight.
I want to plant a sour cherry tree (north star) this year. Near the apple tree stump would be my preferred spot.
Should I worry about fireblight from the stump infecting the cherry tree? If so, does it make a difference if I plant the cherry tree ten feet away instead of right next to the stump? (It's a back yard, not an acreage)