Wisteria – Growing On Your Oak

Q:Will wisteria damage my forty-year-old oak tree? I planted the vine two years ago and it is really growing but a friend said I should cut it down.

A: Eventually you will regret letting wisteria (or ivy) grow up your tree. The added weight on limbs is not good for the tree nor is the shade the vines provide over lower limbs. Move the wisteria to an arbor this fall.