Land Plants - invasive

Ivy, English or Atlantic (Hedera helix or Hedera hibernica) on May 25, 2008

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Description of specimen

The ivy is rampant and has pulled down numerous trees.
4891 Portland Rd NE - English Ivy

Commentary

Hello Jeffery,

Thanks for your report of English Ivy. I will forward this to the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District so they can determine who the property owner is. Unfortunately people responsible for controlling invasive species (Oregon Department of Agriculture and Public Land Managers) don’t have enough resources to attack all the Ivy in the state – there is just too much! However, this sounds like a particularly nasty infestation that should be prioritized for control. Private land owners are responsible for controlling weeds on their property, but the SWCD may be able to provide guidance and help http://www.marionswcd.org/index.htm. Often local volunteer groups can make a huge difference by adopting an important area like the one you described and controlling invasives. If it is a near a school, it sounds like a great project for students. Thanks so much for reporting. Hopefully your report will bring attention to this infestation and it will be prioritized for control

Tania Siemens
Oregon State University Sea Grant Extension

Tania Siemens
May 31, 2008, 5:43 a.m.