May 16, 2018
English Ivy, as seen on this tree’s trunk, is an invasive plant that competes for a tree's nutrients, water and sunlight with added moisture around the bark attracting bugs. If left to climb, the tree’s branches dieback from the ground up with the imbalance in the branches and added vine weight at the top of the tree, making it prone to fall over.
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