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Crape Myrtles are starting to change colors! Every year about this time you will start to see the leafs turn to a yellow, orange and red color. The seed pods that were once the flowers will start to look dead as well. All of this is perfectly normal and you don’t need to do anything. Some people feel the need to trim them now during their fall time clean ups. While it won’t kill the tree it is not the proper way to treat the tree. For the best benefit of the tree and its overall health, you want to wait until the tree is dormant and all of the foliage has dropped. It is also important to not that you DO NOT have to top the trees out when trimming them. Often times you want to remove the lower limbs, small suckers and then thin out the canopy. Crape Murder is also a common thing to see. Please don’t be that person!