Q. How do I remove ivy on trees?

Answer

Ivy is not good for trees. Once  it takes over, the tree will suffer from lack of light in its canopy. One of the safest techniques, so as not to harm the tree, is to cut the vines at the base (all of them). In the coming months the top part of the vine will die, making it easier to remove the dead ivy without harming the bark of the tree. Removing all the roots would be a good idea, since the ivy will just keep coming back if any roots are left in the soil.

 

For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
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Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

 

  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
  • Views 40
  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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