Ivy Taken Over Mature Tree
I have a tree infested with ivy and it has almost taken over this mature tree. I have cut the ivy at the base of the tree. Would you recommend using any chemical to kill the rest of the vine or just letting die on its own? Winter is coming up and I am trying to keep any additional damage to the tree.
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Cut the vine again and paint the cuts with Round-up right after you cut it. The ivy will suck the Round-up into its vascular system and it will help to kill it. Do not spray the vine, as this can harm the tree.
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