How Best to Control the Invasive Species English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Asked January 26, 2019, 2:48 PM EST

Hello Expert, As part of a school presentation, I must get some questions answered by an expert or professional in the natural resources field. My questions are these: What potential control methods exist for the eradication of English Ivy? Which control method do you think is best when factoring in economic, social, and environmental outcomes? Do you believe English Ivy may yield any potential benefits to an ecosystem? That concludes my questioning. Thank you very much for your time, and I hope you are having / have had a pleasant weekend. -Alex

Multnomah County Oregon english ivy

1 Response

Thanks for your questions, Alex. I hope that directing you to Extension articles on the topic count as ‘questions answered,’ since I doubt that you’ll be able to track down a human to talk to. I think that if you read the following articles, you’ll be equipped to be knowledgeable on your topic: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/english-ivy-invasive-weed-pacific-northwest https://wric.ucdavis.edu/information/natural%20areas/wr_H/Hedera_canariensis-helix-hibernica.pdf https://learn.allergyandair.com/english-ivy-and-mold/ Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck!