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John
Hi, I have a 15m liquadambar tree that has ivy growing high up the trunk/branches. Is it a risk to the tree?

Submitted: 06:20PM, 23 Feb 2016
Answer: Hello John,

It is likely that the ivy will soon begin to restrict the growth of the tree through smothering of the branches.

Given its already extensive growth into the tree, I would suggest consulting a qualified arborist as to the best course of action for a safe outcome for your tree and any people or property around it.

All the very best in dealing with this issue safely and effectively.

Kind regards,

Matt
Yates Consumer Advice Horticulturalist

Category: Weeds
Tags: liquidambar, tree, Ivy
Answered: 07:05PM, 23 Feb 2016

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