Crape myrtle trees are a beautiful and very common tree in Charlotte, NC that are also known for the pruning that is required to maintain their beauty. Crape myrtle trees are known to easily split if not pruned properly. The overall goal of pruning the crape myrtles is to shape the overall look of the tree, produce strong branches and showcase the smooth multi-toned bark.
However, many individuals commit “crape murder” sometimes without even knowing they’re doing so. Cutting the branches back to thin stubs becomes detrimental to the health of the tree.