problems with lilac bush

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Old 06-08-15, 09:18 AM
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problems with lilac bush

Hi I live in Massachusetts.In my back yard there is a mature Lilac bush, 8ft tall appox.Every year around the base I get these weed type things,with a bamboo like shoot out of the ground around it?Should I chop all of these out?
They keep coming back every year at the base of the bush.They have large green leaves on them.Thanks
 
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Old 06-08-15, 10:11 AM
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Are they new growth for the bush or something different?

Have any pictures?
 
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Old 06-08-15, 11:31 AM
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Lilacs can send out new shoots. I'm assuming the leaves aren't the same as those on your lilac bush? A photo would really help as if the shoots aren't lilacs, they could be anything.
 
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