I have invasive vines that are either well rooted in the ground, or sometimes grown up into the boughs of trees. I have a John Deere 1025r tractor and a heavy chain that can attach to the front of it, but it is not clear the best way to attach the chain to the vines to the chain so I can pull the vines out. Maybe lash it to the chain with a rope? Seems tedious.
- Cut the vine off a few feet below the raised bucket.
- Tie a loop or knot in the suspended vine end. Depending on your chain size and available hooks or eyes, knot the vine through the hardware. If your vine trunk is too large to knot, wrap your chain several times and hook it to itself to achieve a cinch effect.
- Pull like a son of a gun, ideally directly downward. Vines are strong enough that you could pull a tree over or damage it by pulling sideways. Keep your eyes on the skies for impending disaster.
Of course, you could just cut them at the ground and let nature take its course. Brush herbicide onto the stumps to prevent regrowth.