Be on the look for English Ivy that can Choke and Kill Trees
What looks like a lovely little green plan can actually strangle trees, accelerate rot, attract mosquitoes and cause mature trees to fall down during storms. Thankfully we as a community can fight back!
Protect your trees, landscaping investments and home by cutting ivy away from your trees by following these steps:
· Use garden clippers to cut ivy at the bottom around the entire trunk of infested trees
· Pull all ivy out of the ground around the base of the tree, making a 2 foot “life saver ring” around the tree.
· Once cut, leave ivy on the tree. Do not pull it off because it could harm the tree. Ivy will gradually blend into the tree bark after it is cut.
For more information visit www.armn.org.