Ivy, English or Atlantic (Hedera helix or Hedera hibernica) on May 23, 2008
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I believe it is English 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
For more detailed information on English ivy and its control follow the link below:
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
21540 SW Aebischer Rd. Sherwood, Oregon 97140 We purchased this 3 acre parcel of land about 8 months ago and have been working on remodeling it before moving in to it sometime in June of this year 2008. In the meantime we have discovered ivy growing all along the edge of the lower property and now up into the fir trees. We are most anxious and want to get rid of it before it destroys this prime piece of land. What pesticides do we use that are environmentally safe? Can we get help to get rid of it? Robert and Pamela Fisher 503-20-6912 (cell) or 503-590-4401 (home)
Tania Siemens WISE Program Coordinator (Watershed and Invasive Species Education) Oregon Sea Grant Extension Oregon State University firstname.lastname@example.org 541-914-0701