Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Bartolome Lotzin, left, and Jason Keever trim up the crepe myrtle trees at the Covington Gallery earlier this week. With the current spring-like weather, arborists say it's time to attend to pruning chores. Keever said that in the past they had as many as 60 crepe myrtles to trim at the shopping complex, but now it's down to 25. Both men work for Keystone Maintenance Landscape Co. of Lilburn.