Has this happened to you? One day, you have a beautiful tree growing in front of your house. Then out of the blue, a mysterious truck appears. A person gets out and looks at your tree. You think, “That’s weird,” but since life is weird in general, you forget about it and go about your business. The next time you look, the top half of your tree lies in a pile of branches on the street.
As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!” Highly trained personnel from the power or cable company have judged your tree to be murder-worthy. Now they could have consulted you before committing this crime, but…………..WHAT AM I SAYING? This is the power or cable company!
Thanks to Stephanie Gillespie for entering these chilling photos in Crepe Murder 2014. She reports that when she approached the person from the cable company seen in the top photo about the operation, the woman said, “We made your tree better.” Stephanie does not agree. Having had the same thing happen in my front yard last year, neither do I.
As winner #9 in Crepe Murder 2014, Stephanie will receive a lavender ‘Early Bird’ dwarf crepe myrtle that never needs pruning from our Southern Living Plant Collection. And if you’re wondering how to properly prune a crepe myrtle, check out “Crepe Myrtle Pruning Step-By-Step.”