Pruning

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Old 07-20-03, 07:54 AM
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Question Pruning

Just moved into this older home. Nothing has been done in the back yard for at least 5 years... overgrown badly!! There are 12-14 foot lilacs along one property line. Can I trim this down to a reasonable size (6 - 8') without killing them? What time of year and can I do it all at once??? Help!!!
 
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Old 07-20-03, 08:03 AM
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Here's a good site on pruning.

There is more to pruning than just cutting limbs and branches off the plants. Take a look at this article and get an idea of where you are headed with each individual plant. Pruning is generally best done in the winter when the plant is dormant.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/ho...ne/prun001.htm

Here is a site dedicated to lilacs.

http://lilacs.freeservers.com//lilac_tips.html

It has specifics on lilacs, their feeding, care, and pruning.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 07-23-03, 04:45 AM
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Thumbs up Thank YOU !

Chris-
This is EXACTLY what I wanted to know and the link is perfect!
Thank YOU so much. Now if you could just come over and do it???
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