Ivy deserts growing in Richmond

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  As most of our native plants lose their leaves the green ivy is easy to see as you walk through your neighborhood or park.

Ivy and other non-natives are rapidly covering ground, creating ivy deserts where little else grows and some trees are nearly covered.

The problem can be overwhelming, but there is one simple thing you can do this fall and winter.

Small patches of ivy and ivy seedlings are very easy to spot when other plants lose their leaves and are very easy to pull up.

Search & Destroy!  Remove them now  before they grow.

Let’s keep our remaining natural areas ivy free and try to make your yard an ivy free zone.

Seedlings are easy to find in the leaf litter.  Remove them now.

Ivy seedlings are easy to find in the leaf litter. Remove them now.

Ivy desert in Forest Hill Park

Ivy desert in Forest Hill Park

Ivy covering mature tree.

 

This native fern can't last long with ivy nearby.

This native fern can’t last long with ivy nearby.

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