Lilac trees

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Lilac trees

Ah.....! Having said in my Roses post that I had planted two lilac trees last year which were coming on well, when we went to the house this weekend one of them has died. I felt really sad, they are the first trees I've ever planted!

The saplings are both about two feet tall and although it had what looked like buds when I last checked it, they have totally dried up. At the base of both trees it looks like something has been at the trunk, almost as if it has been shaved away (if that makes sense). I wondered if an animal might have had a chomp? I'd put them in the middle of the lawn, we were trying to create somewhere to put chairs under for natural shade (in about 15 years time!) now I don't know if i should dig it up and plant a new one in the hope it does as well as the healthy one or leave it in case it has a resurgence.

Any ideas?



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Gerry

Noreen's lilac

I don't know which sort you have but mine run like mad, so maybe yours will sprout up alongside (next year?) I wouldn't give up straight away. Mine are a mega pest!

Lilac trees

I am not sure of the name, but will check.. Maybe I could move it elsewhere and replant another one. Do you think an animal may have done the damage?

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Gerry

lilacs

"I am not sure of the name, but will check.. Maybe I could move it elsewhere and replant another one. Do you think an animal may have done the damage?"
Noreen, I don't know the name of mine, as they were here before we bought the house. I'd leave it in case it runs; that depends on the rootstock and the supplier should be able to tell you. Ours have never been damaged by the odd marauding badger or fox.

 
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