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A tree covered in vines, should I chop the vines

Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by romeojk27, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. moondoggie

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    I have a seen lots of ivy rot bark and crotches. FWIW
     
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    Just to let you guys know, I did cut the vines at the bottom. Here a couple pics I took this morning. Thanks everyone! [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Does anyone else remember the commercial?
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    Pointing back to the reply from the BC Coast Arborist, trees with ivy can be in more mortal danger han without the ivy. With extra weight and wind sail during storm, rain or snow being amplified.

    Removal reduces sail and weight.
     
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    Thanks Mario, seems to be doing pretty good now without the vines.


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    I would leave it alone, or at best pick a single vine and cut only one vine at a time. That would slow down the invasion and not be such an eye sore with a bunch of dead vines hanging on the tree. By cutting one at a time the rest of the living vines will cover up the dead one in short order.
     
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    A little late sb47, vine were cut a couple yrs ago, but thanks for the advice


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