Q: My group, “Friends of Murphey Candler Park”, has spent about 500 volunteer hours cleaning it up. Large parts of woods and many trees are covered with ivy. We have begun pulling it off trees but the job is monumental. Do you have any suggestions for efficient removal of mega-ivy growth?
A: You’re not the first group to face massive amounts of out-of-control English ivy. The “No Ivy League” in Portland, Oregon (Motto: “De Vine Intervention!”) has been hosting ivy pulls for ten years.
Their control techniques range from “The Chubby Checker Twist” to “The Coleslaw Cut” to “The Lifesaver Roll”. Get some inspiration and all of their tips at No Ivy League.
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