I am so glad to have found this forum! I live in NC and after buying a house last year, I spent most of last season gardening in the front yard since my back yard is mostly trees. I decided I wanted to start a woodland garden and started cleaning up the back this past weekend. I was amazed to find that almost all of the trees were wrapped up in a green, thorny vine. Once I started snipping and pulling the vines I realized that they went all the way up most of the trees and that is why some of the smaller ones were bent. While I have learned a lot about flowers and shrubs in short time gardening, I have no idea what this vine is or what I should do. I assume I need to continue cutting and unravelling the trees as best I can. Any suggestions?