Need some lilac help.

j evans

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Yes I know it isn't a bonsai but I need some help. This the trunk of a lilac tree that is probably about 30 years old. The last couple of years it has seem to be declining. Fewer flowers, fewer leaves etc. I have read about lilacs shreddig their bark etc but the trunk appears weird to me. Can you take a look at the photos and see if they offer any clues? Thanks 20170409_195726.jpg 20170409_195726.jpg 20170409_195744.jpg 20170409_195752.jpg
 

just.wing.it

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I dunno much about lilacs, but I've read that some plants benefit from a "rejuvenation pruning"...
Basically a hard prune all the way back to trunks....
Read up on it before you get all scissor happy though....
 

j evans

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Thanks for the opinions. It is too large to dig, maybe although it has been in that spot for 20+ years it is a nutrition or water problem. Just seems weird that it is such a gradual problem. Thanks again.
 
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