Is it too early to prune crape myrtles?
Hi guys--I would rather not prune crape myrtles at all, but last year my neighbors pruned two of my three bushes down to fat stumps, it looked like they just sawed them straight across with a chainsaw. I probably should have just let them do the same to the last one, but I tried to head them off by pruning it more gently before they got to it. Then, I accidentally damaged that tree with herbicide when I killed a catalpa stump growing through the middle of it.
Long story short, they don't match in size now, so I need to prune them.
My question, is it too early now? I have time to do it this weekend, and I want to beat the neighbors in case they get any more ideas. But I don't want to hurt the trees either. I live in Sapulpa. It's been so warm this year that I thought it might be ok to go ahead. What do you think?