We have two apricot trees in our backyard which are not doing well and we are thinking of replacing them with cherry trees. Can the cherry trees be planted in the same spot? What is the best time to plant? Any other guidance appreciated.
If your apricot trees were not diseased or infested in any way, then there should be no problem. For reference about problems that can arise with stone fruits, you might want to check out thewebsite of the Penn State Department of Horticulture here. And spring is a fine time to purchase and plant your cherry trees.