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Too much cut back

Published 8:54pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To the editor:

This is not earth shaking, but it is very discouraging to see the outmoded and grotesque case of “crepe myrtle murder” on the prominent corner of Main and Constance.

Surely by now professional landscapers should know that is not the way to treat these beautiful trees. They will bloom again, but they will always be misshapen.

Gail Sankey


  • dollyb12

    Frankly, I would like to see people planting a better tree, or even bushes. Crape myrtles are so messy and when not pruned can actually obstruct visibility and lead to traffic accidents. I have nothing against landscaping, but if plants, bushes and trees are planted, why aren’t they being properly maintained instead of being neglected and left to weed over? I wonder if businesses realize that I cannot see their business signs because of an overabundance of trees blocking visibility.

    Suggest Removal

  • Sea

    I passed by as they were cutting the trees. I was so stunned that I forgot where I needed to go.

    Suggest Removal

    • Albert

      I have always seen Crepe Myrtles prune liked this. In 3-4 months, you won’t believe the change.

      Suggest Removal

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