English Ivy Plants
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Invasive Ivy

Anonymous added on May 12, 2014 | Answered

I have English ivy, which is growing up a very tall pine tree. It was never intended to get out of hand, but it has, and it is now up in the canopy and I can see that it will transfer to other trees and branches. Is there any way to kill the ivy? It has reached a height where it is inaccessible except from the bottom. Any help would be appreciated.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 12, 2014

You can cut the ivy stems at the base of the tree and then paint the cuts immediately with undiluted Round-up. This will cause the ivy to suck the Round-up into the plant and kill it. You may need to repeat it a few times, but you will see it get weaker each time. This article can also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/kill-english-ivy.htm

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