For a faux garland, this definitely looks real. There are 9 yards per package. And, oh my, the possibilities!
The roping is not quite 3/8 in diameter. But the best part is the look - there are tendrils of mini twigs randomly spaced along the garland - knobby and willowy. The variegation of colors are not only realistic, but they swirl around the rugged nature of both the garland itself and the tendrils, like the veins of a real tree branch.
Because this is an imitation of the real thing, it will not shed its bark.