lucenda
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Lilac dying.

I have got a Lilac for Mother’s day last year. Unfortunately; it has been severe damaged by deer. Branches are broken and dying; a lot of bark has been eaten away. Still; there are some buds and small leaves. How can I help my Lilac to survive? Shall I take away the almost dead branches? Please advise; since I got this Lilac from my children. Thanks

luis_pr
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Hello, lucenda. If the bark is exposed, I would cut the branches and proceed to see how to prevent deer from returning.

Since this was posted so long ago, I was wondering... what did you do?

lucenda
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Thank you; Luis-pr!

I cut the branches off; and it recovered very well! There is a lot of new grow visible!! :D

luis_pr
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Great. Hope you get lots of nicely scented flowers in the Spring!

lucenda
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Thank you! I got the lilac for Mothersday; so it means a lot to me!



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