Coast Salish people have used the vine maple for frames for fishing nets.
The lower Thompson people have used it for making snowshoes and cradle frames. Coastal Aboriginal peoples have boiled the bark of the roots to make a tea for colds.
These trees are often part of the forest understory. They frequently grow in clumps. Wildlife browse on them or use them for habitat. (Farrar)
Pollinated by (Colletes) cellophane bees, who make their nests in the ground lined with a cellophane-like secretion.(David Suzuki Foundation)
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