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First off, keep the wise ass comments to yourself please, this is semi serious.

So one of my hair brained, knuckle dragging crews went out on a job and ripped up some 60 year old lilac bushes that belong to, quite possibly, the nicest little old lady we have encountered lately.

She is over 80 years old and she has been growing and tending to these lilacs for the 60 years they have been growing on her property. Judging by her emotions, this might be all she has left and her tears really left an impression on my co-worker.

We have been able to discover two things thus far ( outside of the obvious that you never send a lineman into a delicate area ):

1) Lilacs are currently out of season

2) Nobody grows and sells large, already to go, transplant style lilacs around here.

I need a full grown lilac solution. Anyone know of a place that can help us out?

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Transplanting Lilac Bushes

Lilacs, Lilac Bush
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Fox Hill Lilac Nursery

See about these Peoples. I gave it a shot.
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Do you still have the root ball? Can you provide pics? I have a few hundred other questions, but either of those two will give me a better idea on which way to go with this.
This may be a matter of actually hiring someone (A seasoned, educated landscaper) to locate the very same shrub (By cultivar), buy it from another homeowner, and transplant it for you. If the rootball is viable (You'll probably want a plant guy to verify this), you can offer monetary compensation, replant the rootball, and hope that it/they live. Not to pee in your cornflakes, but it could run into several hundreds of dollars either way.

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Here is one in woodland WA

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens - LewisRiver.com

Gork is more than likely the man to listen to.

I dunno robo will be along shortly to post some amazing insight into lilacs and end up killing the thread.

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This is the most comprehensive landscaping forum I've ever been a member of. http://www.lawnsite.com/
If you scroll down about 3/4 of the way, there's a regional section.

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Do you still have the root ball? Can you provide pics? I have a few hundred other questions, but either of those two will give me a better idea on which way to go with this.
This may be a matter of actually hiring someone (A seasoned, educated landscaper) to locate the very same shrub (By cultivar), buy it from another homeowner, and transplant it for you. If the rootball is viable (You'll probably want a plant guy to verify this), you can offer monetary compensation, replant the rootball, and hope that it/they live. Not to pee in your cornflakes, but it could run into several hundreds of dollars either way.
All good questions, none of which I know the answer to at the moment.

We have a very good landscape guy that we work with all the time. We had a call in, but no call back.

When my partner asked if I knew anyone that knew anything about lilacs I said "I don't know anything about them, but I bet I know someone who does" and posted here. Sure enough, you guys didn't disappoint.

More to follow as the saga unfolds....
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