Who are these gang members?
Who are the victims?
|A victim of "crape murder"|
Topping off the top of the branches of the crape myrtle tree is known as "crape murder", and it's a sad sight to see. Please don't murder your crape myrtles! Let them grow naturally.
What do you do should you have had this happen to your crape myrtles in the past? Well, pick out a leader from the new growth coming from each cut branch (it's not hard - just pick one). Prune off the rest, but keep the new leader, and hopefully, eventually, very little will show of the previous murder attempt of your crape myrtle.
Crape murder. We need to put a stop to this ugly tradition.