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Old 12-10-2011, 02:10 AM
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Clean Up - Retrired 4 Star General?

Couple pics of a recent cleanup.

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Old 12-10-2011, 03:10 AM
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destroyed that crape myrtle
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:49 AM
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destroyed that crape myrtle
True:
This is what I call "crepe murder." I didn't invent the term.

Crepe murder is bad for several reasons.

1. It turns beautiful trees into ugly stumps.

2. It prevents the formation of pretty, mottled bark on maturing trunks.

3. A forest of skinny, whip-like shoots sprouts from the end of each ugly stump. These whips are too weak to hold up the flowers, so the branches often bend to the ground, like a drunk who's about to lose his lunch.

Crepe's should be pruned in late winter, not late fall.

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:01 AM
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Not much choice on that Crape. It is planted too close to the house so you have to keep it real stunted.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:09 PM
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you can tell it was already murdered before, unfortunately thats all the commercial properties want done around here. It makes me cringe everytime we do them.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:48 PM
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Tree Trimming Police................ http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nc-c...-tree-pruning/
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:52 PM
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Why do you have "retired 4 star general" in your thread title?
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:00 PM
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Good job. I agree with others that most crape myrtles should not be pruned.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:14 AM
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Looks brutal. Some of those shrubs will never be the same. I assume that is a japanese maple tucked in the corner. Why ever take so much off? It bothers me to see work like this.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:23 AM
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Tree Trimming Police................ http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nc-c...-tree-pruning/
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