Having a special connection with he forest, I find myself so lost in the magic of these vines. Here in My region, these vines are incredibly inasive. Wrapped amoungst our taller, and more prominent trees, they first tap themselves into the main water supply of each tree like a leech. Once the water supply is located, this invasive vine grows as fast as it can around the trunk or branch in a beautiful yet unforgiving swirl...to the top of the tree, to steal its height advantages above the shady forest floor . Some might call these vines a metaphor for a bad friend. I see them as works of art. there are ones that can weigh more than 20 pounds. I have no issues reusing them as art, and to help my forest!