Our tree snapped into last spring and we had it removed and they ground it I believe with a machine.

I saw what I thought was a weed growing in it's place two month's ago which was about 2 to 3 inches tall and after looking closer the leaves looked like our tree. soooo.... I let it grow.

It is now 2 to 3 feet tall and looks more like a bush than a tree. Will the stump eventually grow up or should I be doing something?

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    What species of tree was it? Please post a photo of the new growth if you have one. Thanks!
    – Niall C.
    Jul 2, 2015 at 4:58
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    Need to know what tree it was - if it was grafted onto a different rootstock, that's what you'll have growing.
    – Bamboo
    Jul 2, 2015 at 9:37

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It could well be your tree trying to grow again. Many trees can live that way, starting over and over.

Take a look at practice of coppicing: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppicing

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