Control Of Ivy On Trees And Shrubs.
Do I need to control the ivy climbing in my trees with it cause any damage.
Ivy will damage most trees and shrubs.Late winter with the leaves of deciduous trees and plants having fallen means its easy to spot and ivy that climbing the plants stems.Ivy although it can look very attractive is best kept under control by cutting as it can soon swamp a tree or shrub.
The best way we have found to do this is to cut the ivy stems near the base of your tree or shrub by removing a 25 mm section (if simply cut the stem in some cases can simply reconnect itself in the spring).Then over a period of 4 to 6 weeks the ivy stems will die and then will be easy to peel away from the your plants stems without doing to much damage.
If you wish to kill or remove the ivy altogether then a simple treatment with round up weed killer will kill the roots as long as the ivy plant has some leaves and is actively growing when treated.For More information.