Mature Crepe Myrtle Tree Limbs Dying

Question From: M. Combs - ALABAMA
Q: Nancy, I have a customer that has a few limbs that died in some mature Crepe Myrtles, They became visable this spring when the tree produced leaves. The Alabama Extension Agency said over the phone it was fungus. There are no signs of fungus or aphids. No signs of any borers. I see his happening around Montgomery, Al. But I do not see fungus or insects. What do you think?

A: Matt, I always recommend folks have an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. I can't grow Crepe Myrtles so I have no experience with them. Heat and sun stress, injury, you name it. These could all be issues. And there may be more problems with roots etc. All stuff we can't see. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.