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Posted by Mike H. on November 02, 2002 at 21:09:55:

In Reply to: Question posted by Billingham on November 02, 2002 at 20:12:53:

Ive tried to find someone to sell me some of that twisted vine but nobody will tell me where to get it. Can you help?

Hi RJ,

I don't know where you could buy some, but you should be able to find some just about anywhere. The stuff is basically a very invasive weed-like vine that grows up the sides of trees, wrapping around the trunk and branches. Sometimes it starts hanging down from the branches twisting around itself making a tightly woven rope-like vine perfect for arboreal perches or photo props.

Just explore any undeveloped land in your area, you should find some. It varies in thickness from about an inch thick to almost a foot thick. I cut the stuff all the time from my own trees, either for perches or just for camp fires out in the yard. If you had contacted me earlier I could have sent you some, but about a month ago someone emailed me about it and I sent them out a box of 2 foot sections for free (he paid shipping of course). I probably won't be cutting any more 'till next year. I don't know what this stuff is called, but it's basically a weed. He said he heard it was called magic vines or something like that...that's new to me :)

It does make a nice photo prop...better than these straight-as-an-arrow type branches




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