Trees can be an asset around your yard, but how do you deal with your neighbors’ trees when their branches extend over into your property? What are the laws about trimming or pruning their trees?
The best way to figure out how to handle the situation is to go over and have a conversation about which tree you’re concerned with. You both may be able to come to a solution that works best for both of you. However, trees problems can be tricky. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about trees on you and your neighbor’s property.
With any situation involving property, consult your local and state laws to make sure you aren’t breaking any laws.
You may love the look of ivy climbing your trees, but it could actually harm them. When ivy begins to grow into the tree’s canopy, it’s time to remove the ivy.
There are several reasons to remove ivy from your trees:
To get rid of ivy for good, it’s important to remove the roots completely. You can do this one of two ways.
To remove the ivy by hand, make sure the soil is wet beneath the tree. Use a hand pruner to cut the ivy at the bottom of the tree. Then, dig as deep as you can to remove all of the roots from the ground. Removing the roots completely will assure that the ivy will not come back. Do not rip the remaining ivy from the trunk of the tree. This could harm the tree. Make sure to check the tree periodically to make sure the ivy is not growing back.
You can also get rid of ivy by dousing the ivy with vinegar. Fill a garden sprayer with white vinegar. Spray the vinegar directly on the ivy, avoiding surrounding plants and grass, as the vinegar could kill them. The ivy should turned brown within a week. If there are still green leaves on the ivy plant, continue spraying with vinegar every week until it turns brown. Do not pull the ivy off to avoid damaging the tree trunk. Once the ivy is completely dead and brown, remove the ivy from the tree, starting at the roots.
Ivy may look great around a tree, but it can do some serious damage to your trees. If you suspect that your ivy situation is too much for you to handle on your own, call a licenced arborist to help get rid of your ivy.
Summer storms are beautiful, but they can cause a lot of damage to your trees and your home. You can prepare your property for summer storms and protect your home from any unexpected damage by following a few tips.
With these preparations, your trees should be in good shape to withstand a powerful summer storm.