Properly pruning trees and shrubs promotes health, flowers and foliage.
Pollarding is a European method of pruning that may not apply to Crape Myrtles.
In Europe, trees were pollarded to produce more top growth to provide firewood or livestock feed. This method has made it's way to North Carolina. Here it is used mainly to keep a large growing Crape Myrtle in a small space. It is very labor intensive. Using the correct maturing size Crape Myrtle will solve the problem of out growing the space. Right Plant ... Right Place