English Ivy

Asked June 27, 2020, 9:19 AM EDT

What kills English Ivy. It has taken over an area (county property) behind my house, climbing trees, etc. I have pulled it off trees as much as an 84.5 yr old woman can do. I bought Roundup Brush Killer, sprayed ivy and it didn't die. Area has very old and very tall oak trees so lots of leaves with ivy on top.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Since the English ivy is on county property you will have to contact them regarding removal. If they will not remove the ivy, you might need to turn to a local environmental group with a "weed warriors" volunteer program.
We recommend that you contact them to see if your site would be eligible for a volunteer weed removal project -- or if they would have other suggestions for support in your area.
https://www.anne-arundel-weed-resistance.org/
and our web page for more information on english ivy https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/english-ivy

Marian