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Don't commit crape murder!

I love trimming crape myrtle trees.  They're one of my favorite trees to trim because they can look so ugly when they get overgrown but I can make them look so pretty.  I like to rub their bark with my hand and exfoliate the loose bark until the tree is smooth throughout.  I get all of the dead wood out and take out the crossed or rubbing branches and raise the canopy to the desired level.  This is how you trim a crape myrtle if you ask me.  But I have been asked many times before to commit crape murder.  That is, to just hack it off at one height.  I try to talk anybody out of it when they suggest it but there has been times when they have insisted upon it and since it is their yard I do it because customer satisfaction trumps proper techniques.  But honestly, I have never really seen an instance where I thought that crape murder was a good idea.  Yes, they'll live... just not as well as they should have.  Love your trees!  ~Peace~

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best online college paper writing service on Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:11 AM
I am glad that they don’t cut down the tree and makes the tree smooth and beautiful than before. This is very good because trees play an important role in our daily lives and I m happy that they took this initiative instead of cutting down the whole tree.
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