In 2003, a huge ancient Live Oak here broke off about 10 feet from the ground, hollow inside. It had Confederate jasmine growing, so we left the huge hollow stump for the benefit of wildlife. Trachelospermum jasminoides covered the trunk and formed groundcover around it. In time, weedy plants came up in the groundcover: catbrier, wild cherry, blackberry, and others.
Here's how it looked in early May, behind the rose bushes:
Today the weedy part fell under the Rhino mower (like a Bush Hog, different brand). There's about a six foot wide area mowed to the ground all around the upright vine part. Lots of vines are left to resprout, which they tend to do and I'll be able to get rid of any remaining undesirables.
Here are two closeup looks under the vines on the old stump. I just stuck the camera under the vines and clicked, not wanting to get too close.