WHAT TO DO
To remove a vine from a tree, sever it at the base and clear a ring around the trunk. Don’t try to remove the whole vine, as pulling it off could damage or tear the bark, and it’s not practical to do in the case of tall trees anyway. The dead vine will slowly wither, the leaves will drop and the tendrils will release their grip. In the case of low-growing vines, or clinging aerial roots, you can carefully prise them off using an old knife, working section by section.
Roots girdling a tree trunk.