Removing Ivy

BIG THANKS to Kira W. and Ella S. for producing this outstanding “Removing Ivy” video for Save Our Trees.
These talented students are part of Broadneck High School’s Environmental Literacy Program.

Susan Wheatley from Save Our Trees, discusses and demonstrates the proper techniques for safely removing ivy with Ella.

How To Properly Remove Ivy:

1. Use garden pruners to cut ivy about 4 feet up from the tree base around the entire trunk of the trees.

2. Pull the ivy off the tree trunk from the cut point down to the ground to create a “circle of life.” Pull the ivy roots out of the ground at the tree base, if possible, to prevent it from growing back quickly on the tree.

3. Leave the ivy vines above the cuts on the tree because you can harm the tree by removing them. The ivy should die within a few weeks and drop off.

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