For the past few months I have noticed these red tendrils growing on the stems of the pines (casuarina equisetifolia) used as wind breaks on the fruit farms. They do not grow on all the trees – just a few and they are just on the lower stem near the ground – especially on the side of the tree getting watered. I thought that they may be a type of fungus/mushroom but Mr A has suggested that they may be air roots. Once I took the photo I could see that they look more plant-like than mushroomy. Have you seen these before? What the heck are they? Please forward this to anyone you may think will know as I am dying to find out and my internet searches are producing nothing.
Edit: If you would like to find the answer, please read the comments on this post. Thank you Lisa and Georg!