I am in a constant battle with the weeds and vines in my backyard. My best defenses are the weedeater, lawn shears, chemicals that kill everything (except weeds), and colorful language.
I have lived in my house for almost a year and I just noticed the Twizzler Tree today. It is amazing. One of the vines grew around the tree and the tree fought back by growing around the vine. Not sure how long it takes a tree to do that but I'm glad to know that people have been in the same war against weeds for quite a while.