It’s a miracle! The forecast for 3 March, Sunday afternoon, is sunny and 44 degrees–perfect weather for another volunteer work party.
Please join me this coming Sunday from 1 to 3 PM at the Community Center Woods to remove ivy from the trees. With enough volunteers, we should be able to take care of every tree in the woods. The sign in sheet will be on the table in the basketball court.
There will be some garden pruners, work gloves, and safety glasses on hand. Bring your own tools if you have them. A hand saw (or battery-powered hand saw) for übervines, small pry bars, hammer, and strong garden pruners are good tools for removing the ivy.
3 Steps to Remove Ivy from Trees
- Use garden clippers to cut ivy at the bottom around the entire trunk of all infested trees.
- Pull all ivy vines out of the ground around the base of the tree.
- Once cut, leave ivy on the tree. Pulling the vines away from the tree can damage the bark, leaving the tree’s delicate cambium and phloem vulnerable to desiccation and disease.
The sap of English ivy can cause a rash in sensitive individuals. Always wear gloves and protective clothing when dealing with ivy or any plant, to prevent irritation.