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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Big Move

We recently had to have some repair work done to our septic system. But before that work could start, we had to move this tree and take down this fence . . .

Now August in Alabama is probably not the best time of year to move a tree that is well established, but we didn't have a choice. To reduce the stress, we pruned it . . .

I know if looks pretty rough, but from what I hear it is almost impossible to kill crepe myrtle trees. We'll see. The gentleman that was doing the work for us said he would move the tree. Obviously too heavy for the old man and me to move . . .

He picked it up in the bucket and took it to its new home. Previously, we had a bradford pear in this spot, but we lost it in high winds last year . . .

Keep your fingers crossed. I really hope to have a nice bloom next year.

2 comments:

Jacob said...

Our crepe myrtles took a hit this past winter - they came back but not like the year before...

I think yours should do fine. The pruning will help...

Rambling Round said...

It may very well come back! We pruned a crape myrtle to the ground because of a blight, and it returned better than ever.