Problem Vines

Climbing vines, if not properly controlled, can choke out your tree’s roots.

There are a variety of climbing vines that grow in Northeast Florida, including English ivy, poison ivy and poison oak.

Although these vines are not parasitic, meaning they do not take nutrients from the tree, they can form a dense cover at the base of the tree, blocking moisture from the tree’s roots.  As vines grow up a tree, they can weigh heavy on limbs, making them more vulnerable to break off and fall.

In addition to the problems they create for the trees, the resin in poison ivy and oak can also give you an itchy rash.

Some ivy vines cause enough damage that the whole tree must be removed.

If you think you have a tree with out of control ivy email me at kevin@aboveandbeyondtree.com or call me at 904-928-3568.

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