Japanese Lilacs
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Japanese lilac

Zone Westminster, Co | Ciocchetti added on October 14, 2017 | Answered

I planted a Japanese lilac tree about a year ago and it’s loosing the bark at the base of the tree. The tree looks healthy and is about 8 ft high. Is this a concern and should I do anything about it ? Pictures attached

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 14, 2017

I would chalk this up to being environmental. This is normal and not usually a cause for concern unless you are seeing other symptoms. This is most usually caused by really dry weather followed by really wet weather. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/lilac/lilac-bark-coming-off.htm

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