Don’t let the tall tree behind the second one fool you! Both have been allowed to get super leggy – the blossoms and foliage on both of these start far, far over my head (K can reach up to them, and he’s 6’6″). I don’t love the look of the trunks and they cast enough shade that there’s a scrabbly dirt ring around each of them where grass won’t grow (not that I’m asking for more grass – it’s just that currently patchy weeds are taking advantage).
My thought is that, as there’s a decent amount of foliage growing at the base of the trunks, maybe I could just cut the trunks down (after it’s finished blooming) and let the short bits become a shrub of proportional size.
Any words of wisdom regarding lilacs?