Photo of Maple (Acer): What is the growth *vine* on the tree?

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Name: Teresa
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TsFlowers
Nov 19, 2017 12:43 PM CST
Whatever this vine is, it must not be killing the tree. From my own back yard, there was an original 3rd maple tree (all large - all the same species). The 3rd tree, in my opinion, perished because of Euonymus vines. A 2nd maple, the Euonymus vines had already started growing there too. I think the birds had dropped the seeds originally from a neighboring property. I was concerned for the tree 2nd tree, so chopped the 2" to 3" base of the Euonymus vine completely in two, thinking it would kill the Euonymus vine, and for a year or two it did not. It lived off the tree. I then had to literally rip it from the tree which was quite a job.

A neighbor also has an area with some Sycamore trees. There is another vine growing up them that looks similar to poison ivy, and then there is literally poison ivy growing on the trees as well. One tree is now totally dead, and since I've watched these trees (3 to 4 years), it appears the others are dying as well.

Perhaps some trees tolerate some vines, while other trees do not. Shrug!
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
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jmorth
Nov 22, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Sorry for the late response...on vacation.
The vine is ivy.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 22, 2017 2:42 PM CST
I think it looks great that way!
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Nov 23, 2017 11:58 PM CST
@jmorth that is one beautiful tree and photo. Lovey dubby
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jmorth
Nov 25, 2017 8:12 PM CST
Just got back from Texas.
Thanks Frenchy
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lauriebasler
Nov 28, 2017 11:59 PM CST
lovely picture, poor tree.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 8, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Poor tree?
It's in good health for it's decades old age.
One elderly neighbor said that it there when she was in grade school which would put it living since before the the last mid century mark! The ivy has been there at least the 20 years I've been here.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.

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