Tag: pruning

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Jan 15, 2019

Crape Myrtle Pruning

Pruning Crape Myrtle Trees is a very controversial subject! Traditionally many crape myrtles are routinely “topped” leaving large branch and stem stubs. This practice has been called “Crape Murder”! Properly placed Crape Myrtles are a low-maintenance tree that requires little or no pruning. However, reasons for pruning crape myrtles can be to improve plant structure […]

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Dec 18, 2018

How to Prune Trees & Shrubs

Pruning Pruning is done to maintain plants at a certain height in the landscape. Try to only remove 1/3 of the plant mass at any given pruning. Pruning more than this could put the plant into distress. As contra intuitive as it may sound, you need to trim plants to keep density. If you have […]