Ivy, English or Atlantic (Hedera helix or Hedera hibernica) on May 25, 2008
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The ivy is rampant and has pulled down numerous trees.
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
This woodlot bordered by Portland Road NE on the East side, and Chemawa Indian School on the West side, is covered in English Ivy. Despite Chemawa Indian School's Facilities' Staff efforts, the ivy continues to encroach on school property and has caused an immense amount of damage to the trees immediately to the West of the privately owned lot.
The wetlands to the Northwest are also being negatively affected by the increased erosion. The wetlands have numerous invasive species as well.
Tania Siemens WISE Program Coordinator (Watershed and Invasive Species Education) Oregon Sea Grant Extension Oregon State University firstname.lastname@example.org 541-914-0701