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Removed Ivy from tree

Discussion in 'Trees' started by Carllennon, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Carllennon

    Carllennon Gardener

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    Hi,

    I removed Ivy from my garden tree but after googling, I think I did it wrong and shouldnt have removed all the vines, and should just have cut the stems off to let the ivy die on the tree. What can I do to help the tree? is there some protection solution I can "paint" on it that is sold?

    Or do you think it will be ok? It wasnt a huge amount of ivy but it took a couple hours to remove.

    Thanks
     
  2. Verdun

    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    It should he fine Carliennon :)

    Yes, if you simply severed the ivy from ground level the "vines" would die on the tree and fall off. No, just let the tree recover now:)
     
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    • Carllennon

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      silu gardening easy...hmmm

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      Maybe have a look at the thread I posted a few weeks ago @Carllennon "No good deed goes unpunished". The massive tree in question now has huge amounts of dead ivy in it. Hopefully over the next winter or 2 all of it will fall out of the tree. Certainly the tree is in all its glory atm and showing zero signs of objecting to what I have donw to "help" it.
       
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      Removing the ivy will cause no harm to the tree unless the bark/cambium layer was damaged in the process, if not you have done the tree a favor.
      Hope i can be of help.
       
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        You'll probably find the ivy starts to grow again at the base. If it does, spray it with glyphosate and if a thick 'branch' bore a hole and inject glyphosate.
         

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