I purchased a house that came with 6 crepe myrtle trees. These are all the older style, and were neglected for 5 years prior to my purchase. The problem is that the trees have been pruned back harshly in the past and have grown inwards, crossed over and all around the base are new growths up to 1 3/4 thick.
I have had to "murder" two of them due to a wisteria growing in and through them, making an awful mess that's choking the trees. There are 4 along the fence line that interfere with the neighbor's parking area and they want them gone. Now the temptation is to cut the tops off and start new with all of the trees. What do you suggest?