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Pamela Wessling

In the South we have a problem with 'Crepe Murder' where people love to hat rack crepe myrtle trees. It's looks awful for months and is bad for the tree/shrub. First, crepe myrtles come today in every shape, height and color imaginable - just buy one that's appropriate for the spot and it will rarely need pruning. Second, it makes the tree grow numerous weak branches. As you can tell, it's a pet peeve of mine.

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It is important when pruning trees to make the cut in the proper place, see below:

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