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Lilac tree.

I have a lilac tree and twenty or so thick suckers. I have chopped half down to two feet. I really want to kill it and roots so as no repeat suckers occur. Anyone have experience of this. It’s too much to dig up. 


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995
    If it's in the yard, cut it all down to an inch below soil level.. and mow over it for a year.  This will take care of suckers.  If it's in your boarder.. cut it all down and use a hoe to easily 'chop' suckers off at soil level wherever they grow up.  You might get a few odd ones up next year, but just keep removing them.  
    Utah, USA.
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