Unknown vine? In oak tree roots

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Old 12-09-18, 11:45 AM
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Thumbs down Unknown vine? In oak tree roots

Link to photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y7jrB1Tskqo3HpUMA

I want to know what this plant is, in the roots of my oak tree. I live in Mobile, Alabama.
Also, how can I get rid of the plant?
Can I spray with white vinegar?
 
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Old 12-09-18, 12:58 PM
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Hate to tell you but I think you have more oak trees sprouting there, which sprout from acorns...
 
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Old 12-09-18, 02:20 PM
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Added more pictures

I added two pictures that show the roots. Wouldn't an acorn seedling show a vertical root?
Thanks for your reply.
Frank
 
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Old 12-09-18, 02:32 PM
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Those leaves look like a Holly, but I dont think Holly leaves would be that mature on that little small vine/growth like that. A Holly would need to be a more mature/bigger/larger/bushier to produce leaves that size.... I think.

So my point is, while it looks similar to a Holly, I really don't think it is but, I cant be sure. Hopefully, my inexperience may trigger someone else's knowledge.

Google Virginia Creeper. See if that maybe a possibility. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-09-18, 02:41 PM
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Hmm, yes Frank, seedlings would have a vertical tap root, not sure now. Maybe Dixie is onto something.
 
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Lightbulb

https://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=1698

I think the above link sounds similar to my case - they are suckers from the oak tree roots.
I also found that we don't know why some trees have the suckers and some do not.
(I have about 7 oak trees and only one with the suckers.)
I plan to cut the root suckers occasionally.
Thank you,
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Old 12-10-18, 09:51 AM
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How about dig down 6" to 1 foot....and pull up a clump. Are there acorns attached to the root ?
If not possible to dig....get pliers/vise grips and gently pull up a single shoot to see what's what.
 
 

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