I have moved to Mobile Alabama and bought a home. In the yard are three pecan trees and a pear tree. All three of the pecans and also the pear have some sort of vine growing on them. It looks like ferns growing along the branches. In the winter, the area where the growth is turns dark. It seems to have pretty much killed one older pecan and working on the two younger trees. The pear is lightly infested. Up in the tree, it grows independent of ground roots which I cut when I find them. Does anyone have an idea of what this might be?
Thank you all for the feedback. It definitely is not mistletoe. I recognize that from when I was a child and we used to go out in the woods for it at Christmas time. I am going to check out the climbing ferns. Also wanted to say we had the most damaged pecan tree cut down as it was very old anyway. The inside of the trunk was not as damaged as I expected it to be which gives me hope that this is some kind of harmless, fern looking vine. Thanks again.