I've read about crepe murder. The neighborhood I live in has a lot of crepe's and many are done real well. Been worked on for many many years. I'm getting rid of this tree due to construction out back but when you prone these correct they can look real nice. House down the street has 2 big ones in front that the canopy has been raised just past roof level and is now trimmed to stay at that height. Looks real nice and doesn't block the front of the house with foliage like most.