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Tree Care: Stop the Spread of Crape Murder

It’s February, which means in the South, crape myrtles have all of a sudden started sporting rather severe buzzcuts. Despite its extreme prevalence, this type of ‘pruning’ is the opposite of beneficial for the plant.   As a landscape professional, you know better than to practice topping innocent crape myrtles, better known as crape murder. […]

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Technically Speaking: Don’t Commit Crape Murder

If you’re located in the South or have visited the region in late January or February, you’ve probably noticed a strange phenomenon where dormant crape myrtles are suddenly beheaded.   Often this well-intentioned but ill-informed practice stems from the belief it is necessary to encourage flowering in the plant. This is not the case. It […]

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