Gardening Magazine


By Dyarnell @dyarnell
This is the third post about this Lilac tree. Following a tree through the seasons I got from Treeblogging.comLILAC TREE FOLLOWING  - part 3When we bought our home in August it looked like a shrub. Rather bushy, not much personality.
LILAC TREE FOLLOWING  - part 3October when we moved in I could see why. It was in need of a serious pruning and had been improperly pruned in the past, trunks cut a few feet up resulting in lots of suckers giving it its overgrown, shrub-like look.
In January we had some mild days, not many, but one was all I needed. LILAC TREE FOLLOWING  - part 3So I got to work with my secateurs.
LILAC TREE FOLLOWING  - part 3A good start.
LILAC TREE FOLLOWING  - part 3There, tidier already.
Now that the snow around its base has receded I was out at it again yesterday, this time with a handsaw. LILAC TREE FOLLOWING  - part 3 The bigger trunks are slow by hand but it is good exercise and I am eager to be outside after a long winter.  A trunk-per-weekend for the next few weeks will have a it ready for spring blooming.***Part 1Part 2

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