Hello Gardenists. We have a long driveway in coastal Victoria, lined with 40 Bradford ornamental pear trees that are coming to the end of their life (20 years). The driveway is possibly the best part of the garden and removal of these trees will leave an awful hole, we are a little heart broken. Does anyone know if it's suitable to re plant where old trees have been or have a suggestion how we might stage a replanting that softens the blow? We have enough space to re-route the driveway if all else fails. Also looking at planting with a deciduous tree that has a long lifespan and would be interested to hear about your favourites.