Hedera Helix On Cedar Tree

Small innocuous looking ivy clinging to a cedar tree
This is what happens to a tree when English Ivy takes over
It has invaded the very canopy of the cedar tree. Both beautiful and deadly.
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7 Responses to Hedera Helix On Cedar Tree

  1. Gunta says:

    Good idea! 😊

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  2. hernibs says:

    I’ll have to see what hisnibs thinks of this.

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  3. Gunta says:

    We have ivy growing hundreds of feet up a Doug Fir which would eventually choke that HUGE tree.
    What mynibs does is cuts the vines near ground level and the vines wither and die, but we leave them in place. The birds seem to like that. Looks like we’ll have to cut back new growth eventually, but at least it’s keeping the ivy under control. Perhaps it might even give up eventually.
    Best to cut these new shoots before they get a better ‘foot hold’. We’ve done much the same with the invasive Himalayan blackberry vines.
    Good luck!

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  4. hernibs says:

    I can cut the little one but I’m afraid the other tree is completely engulfed with the vine and it would likely not be
    possible to eradicate it from that tree.

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  5. Gunta says:

    Definitely an invasive species in our ecosystem. Pretty, but the rampant growth is not good for the native plant life. Agree with Heather… cut it before it take over entirely.

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  6. hernibs says:

    But it is so pretty. . .

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  7. Heather says:

    Yes, cut it off quickly. What works elsewhere is a scourge here!

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