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Old 04-06-2015, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
Just keep cutting it, it will eventually die off. Tilling it will bring more things to the surface you may not want to have to fight.
So today I was mowing the vines on the ground that have grown up in the woods under the leaf cover and I sawed through some of the thick trunks on the oak tree (I made 2 cuts-one about a foot off the ground and another cut about shoulder level). So am I going about this the right way? Do I need to wipe out every patch of vine I see growing on the ground? I assume I am just looking to control this stuff , not eradicate it which would be about impossible now. The vine is growing in small patches here and there around my house in the woods with some of the vines snaking up a tree but nothing even close to being like the covered oak tree. And any vine I pull down or pull up should be disposed of so it wont regrow?
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:11 AM
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yep, you're on the right track. It will be difficult to get rid of all of it (it can be done) but it will be be a long process.

You should concentrate on the tree.

Yes, just rid of the cuttings the way you do other yard waste. I get a pile of branches, etc. and run them through a chipper/shredder I have.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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I spent a couple of weekends removing english ivy that grew along the fence dividing my back yard and the properties of my neighbors. I also cut as much of it as I could on a tall tree that's in my neighbor's yard out of their view but touches the fence dividing us. To get the rest, I'm almost thinking about just going and asking them if I can go into their yard and finish the job. My concern is that the tree will fall over on my property onto my shed and eventually will be my mess to clean up. I figured I'd try to be proactive and prevent that from happening. But the ivy is still growing wild in the other two neighbors yards adjacent to theirs and mine, and then their neighbors, so I feel like it'll be a never ending job to keep it from taking over my yard.
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