crape myrtle

Horticulturist urges proper crape myrtle pruning

When pruning trees, work with its natural form. LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill said not to butcher trees as has been done to these crape myrtles.
—LSU AgCenter Photo/Dan Gill

“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its tormentor.” George William Curtis, American writer, editor and spe

It’s time to start caring for crape myrtles

While some crape myrtle pruning cuts may appear “architecturally” nice, this kind of pruning is still the improper way to prune crape myrtle trees.
--Allen Owings Photo

HAMMOND — Our spring- and summer-flowering trees and shrubs are growing and preparing for another great bloom season.

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