Crape Myrtle Trees

Pruning a Queen Crepe Myrtle

Anonymous added on January 31, 2014 | Answered

I have a Queen Crepe (Crape?) Myrtle in my new yard -- at least I think it's a Queen - it stands many feet (6'-10'?) above the roof of my house. I'm not sure that anyone's ever pruned it before. A "tree specialist" came by the house and said I should "top it" before spring. That sounded drastic to me - especially since I would think thinning it would be a better option. It has a single trunk, but many, many interior (smaller) branches. Suggestions? What to do (if anything) or what NOT to do?

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