I am getting ready to move from NJ to TN around the middle of October and I need to know if I can dig up my lilacs and take them with me when I move? Will I be able to transplant them?
Yes, you can. Fall is the most ideal time for transplanting. Just be sure to get as much of the roots and surrounding soil as possible and transplant in similar growing conditions for a greater chance of success. To reduce shock, trimming may help. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm