SDRC's Parks and Gardens team tend to Warwick's much-loved Crepe Myrtles
Southern Downs Regional Council’s Parks and Gardens team will be
out and about in the coming weeks finishing pruning and maintenance work on
Crepe Myrtle Trees in Warwick.
The maintenance work follows initial winter pruning undertaken in
SDRC Parks and Gardens Team Leader, David Webster said residents
should not be concerned about the works and reassured the community the trees
were not being removed.
“We are simply reducing some new growths to establish them
early and help them to flower and flourish,” Mr Webster said.
The works will include removing all suckers from the base of the
trees and reducing their canes to ensure they are not overcrowded and poorly
“Many of Warwick’s much loved Crepe Myrtles were in poor
condition and the ongoing work will ensure best growth rates and healthy,
Mr Webster said it was vital the pruning work was carried out to
prolong the health and vitality of the Crepe Myrtles.
“Removing the suckers means all the energy transfers to where
it should be at the top of the trees to significantly improve growth.”
The works are a part
of SDRC’s ongoing commitment to the continual beautification of parks, gardens
and open spaces across the region.
One of the world’s best flowering trees, the Crepe Myrtle can grow
from one to eight metres tall depending on species and grows distinct pink, mauve,
red, and white flowers in the summer months.
Crepe Myrtles can be
heavily pruned in winter to encourage the development of long, arching branches
For more information on
the scheduled works being undertaken by the Parks and Gardens team, contact
Southern Downs Regional Council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372).