Just came across some very large crepe's. I have never seen trunks this big on a crepe myrtle tree. You could easly get 4-5 staves out of one trunk. I cut a 6ft trunk as big around as a dinner plate. And it took 2 of us to haul it to the truck! This stuff is super heavy, And has lots of character. If I remember correctly Thimo made a nice crepe myrtle bow a few months back. I sure would like to see it again thimo..(Hint, hint) I was just curious to see if this stuff is worth cutting .