Mr. Weedy says: Now that leaves are gone in the Atlanta Metro area, it’s easy to see the limb structure of trees and a great time for tree limb and shrub pruning and shaping. Crape Myrtle‘s are a very popular landscape variety in Georgia and are usually pruned during the months of January and February. Just remember to remove any unsightly or over hanging areas while trees are dormant. It’s also, a great time to complete any large tree pruning projects.