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What Happened to the Lilacs?

 
 
What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, March 17, 2022
1. What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker
Inscription.  
During spring 2020, an unprecedented infestation of Oystershell scale caused dieback among the Persian Lilacs and Bladdernut shrubs. Based on recommendations from MSU Plant and Pest Diagnostics and other lilac experts, we removed all deadwood from 38 shrubs.

This was the only way to save the remaining 116 lilacs and ensure those that were infested can regrow to their former glory. We have every confidence they will recover, and they are already sending up new sprouts from their roots.

Additional control measures will be timed to coincide with appropriate stages of the insecct's life-cycle.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 2020.
 
Location. 42° 18.822′ N, 83° 13.903′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Fair Lane Drive, 0.2 miles west of Evergreen Drive. Marker is next to the Early Rose Garden along a path that runs between the Residence and Garage/Powerhouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fair Lane Drive, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Restoring Fair Lane Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Friendship (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoring Fair Lane Infrastructure (within shouting distance of this marker); Fair Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoring Fair Lane Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Compost Then and Now (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker — left image image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2022
2. What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker — left image
What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker — right image image. Click for full size.
August 11, 2022
3. What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker — right image
What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, March 17, 2022
4. What Happened to the Lilacs? Marker
Lilacs line the walkway between the Garage/Powerhouse and the Residence (in the background on the left). Through the gates on the left is the Early Rose Garden. Across from the Early Rose Garden is the Bowling Green.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2023, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2023, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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