Trouble with my Miss Kim Lilac
Grafted Miss Kim Lilac
I have a Miss Kim Lilac grafted to the trunk of another species (not sure what it is). The tree is about 15-17 years old and has been doing fine for years.
This year I noticed a crotch in part of the tree that looks like it has been breached by nature or some type of bug. The head on the tree is about 6' or more in diameter. The branches are so close together I can't get a good look at what's going on.
Here is what it looks like this year. It appears to have some damage, because a section of the dome is without buds and looks dead.
Does anyone know what I should do to save this tree? Can it be saved?