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Tree Board Advises on English Ivy Removal

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Tree Board members Tim Logue and Frances Harris share tips on removing English ivy in a new video.

Have you noticed English ivy creeping up your trees and wondered whether you should do anything about it?

In a new four-minute video, the Hillsborough Tree Board offers advice on how to remove the invasive plant without damaging your trees. Members Tim Logue and Frances Harris share simple methods and list the tools you need to get started. They also give reasons why English ivy removal is good for your landscaping and the environment.

“By removing ivy from your trees, you’ll promote the trees’ health, reduce the chance of storm damage, and help our urban forests continue to sequester carbon,” said Logue. 

Tree Board members are working on other videos to help you improve your outdoor space, which in turn improves our environment. Some members also are working with the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s master gardener program to produce other videos that the board will share. Each video will be accompanied by a fact sheet for quick reading and reminders.

“For several years, we have focused on instituting best practices for landscape management in town parks and public spaces. But most of the land in town is privately owned,” Public Space Manager Stephanie Trueblood said. “With this video series, we hope to educate homeowners about sustainability and encourage a stewardship mentality.” 

See the English Ivy Removal video now and other gardening videos as they become available on the town’s YouTube channel:

Related documents

Document English Ivy Removal fact sheet