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How to remove English ivy

English ivy vines overtake part of a tree.

(Credit: Handout)

The holidays are here, so pick a nice day to deck your halls with English ivy.

First, don a pair of rubber gloves--a vine you grab may be poison ivy. Using pruners, cut away some nice vines from the base of a tree that's overladen with English ivy and gently pull them off the tree, being careful not to injure the bark. And while you're at it, cut away all the ivy at the base. This time, don't...

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