Ivy, English or Atlantic (Hedera helix or Hedera hibernica) on Mar 7, 2023
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I am not able to get outside to take a photo. I am going on people telling me it is an invasive Ivy.
Thanks for your report! Unfortunately ivy is too widespread and resources are too thin for land managers to assist with control. Controlling this species is of high importance, and we encourage you to take the steps to control this plant on your property. Below is some information to help you with this. Don't despair, you can do it!
Tackling an infestation of ivy is no easy task, but well worth the investment. If you notice a small infestation, do not delay in removing it. The longer one waits to treat ivy, the effort it takes to remedy the situation increases exponentially. If you have a large infestation that seems overwhelming try breaking the project into smaller more manageable areas, and tackle new areas as time allows. If you set smaller goals you might be less likely to be discouraged.
Follow these simple steps for an ivy free landscape.
• Carefully cut vines climbing trees and pull these vines away from the base of the tree.
• Pull vines and roots from ivy creeping along the ground. Don’t forget your gloves and scissors.
• Dispose of cut vines in yard waste, or dry out completely and compost
• Re-visit the site regularly to control re-growth
The ivy has invaded my backyard. I am a senior and disabled, and can't pull it out of the ground. It has climbed up my trees and fence wall. A group came and pull some up, but they did not get the roots. I can't rid my yard of the Ivy, but I don't want it to ruin the environment,
My yard is on Oak Street in Aloha, off of 192th Street. I don't know the GPS coordinates.
Eli Staggs Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District