Lucky me, I have wild grapevines here at the farm. The grapes are extremely sour (just ask my 9 year old) and are really only suitable for the birds. Plus they were taking over my mulberry tree so a trim was in over. By trim, I mean cut the vine at the base and start pulling the 10 foot grapevine tentacles that cling for dear life to the limbs of the tree. I felt like Jane a wee bit this morning....looked around for my Tarzan....darn...nowhere to be found. I admit it, I kinda wanted to swing on it.
A good pair of garden shears or very strong scissors.
2 lengths of autumn swag from the Dollar Store
For this to be successful you will need to make sure most of the vines are pliable and somewhat green. Do not cut off pieces of vines that are bigger around than your pinky finger or are brittle. You'll just be asking for problems if you do.