Driving around town, I am noticing everyone trimming their crepe myrtle trees. The correct time of the year to prune is during January and February. My pet peeve---the BUTCHERS that insist upon cutting their trees back WAY TOO FAR! If you see one of these trees trimmed and you note a gnarled knee like growth on the tree, it has been trimmed back too far. The correct way to trim the trees is noted above. This will help make a nice tree that has fanned out, not grown tall and spindly from no trimming, nor like a bush from trimming too far back.