Attack of the Killer Grape

Grape vines are native and a part of our forest landscape.  Some people want to cut all the grape vines on their property.  If the grape is growing into a crop tree, then by all means cut the grape.  If it is growing in a poor quality tree, consider allowing the grape to grow.  The wild grape vines fruit, and wildlife eat the fruits.  I’d hazard a guess that grape vines in trees have benefits that we don’t know about.  I generally don’t see grape vines totally smothering trees like in the photo below.

 

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