Ok, so I've cut down a lot of trees to give my lilacs some more sun and hopefully next year, they will bloom lots more. What I have discovered now, is that there are very small lilac shoots that were hidden by the tree. 90% of the branches are dry, brittle, basically dead ... but every so often one has green leaves at the end of it!
So I'm wondering how much of the "dead" branches that don't have green leaves I should remove? Can I do it now? I mean, they don't have flowers, so no buds to accidently cut off. Any ideas let me know. Do you think they'll grow better and bigger next year and fill in all the spaces where the trees were? Thanks a bunch!