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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by dgswen, Dec 10, 2011.
Couple pics of a recent cleanup.
Before and Afters
destroyed that crape myrtle
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.
Learn how to spell "Retired".
Not much choice on that Crape. It is planted too close to the house so you have to keep it real stunted.
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.
Tree Trimming Police................ http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nc-church-fined-4000-for-improper-tree-pruning/
Why do you have "retired 4 star general" in your thread title?
Good job. I agree with others that most crape myrtles should not be pruned.
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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.
Hahaha...ignorance of the law is No Excuse.