ken power asked 13 years ago
hi gerry. latley ive notice that ivy seems to be growing strongly around the country which seems to kill trees slowly, its a pity so see some trees covered with it. is there any spray i can use to kill it as here at home its growing very strong ive tried to cut it at the bottom of the trees but it comes back again very quick. many thanks ken

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Ivy is a natural component of woodland and does not kill trees, just exploiting weak trees.

It can be cut back from trees once a year and that gives good control. Roundup can be used on cut stems to prevent re-sprouting but is not very effective on the foliage.