English Ivy Tree Damage: Tips On Removing Ivy From Trees

By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) There’s little doubt about the attractiveness of English ivy in the garden. The vigorous vine not only grows rapidly, but is hardy too with little maintenance involved with its care, making this ivy an exceptional groundcover plant. That being said, without periodic pruning to keep it in check, English ivy can become a nuisance, especially with regards to trees in the landscape. Read on to learn more about ivy damage to trees and what can be done to alleviate the problem. Does it Harm Trees for Ivy to Grow? In spite of differing opinions, English ivy can and will, in fact, damage trees and shrubs at some point, especially when the vine is allowed to run rampant. Overgrown ivy plants will eventually suppress nearby vegetation and engulf tree trunks. This can lead to a number of issues affecting the overall health of


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