Vines can convey a variety of meanings, especially depending on the setting. For example, ivy crawling up Belle Meade plantation can be both beautiful and majestic. However, vines crawling up your oak tree in your West Nashville home can often be annoying and look invasive. However, before you go crazy with the garden sheers, consult with the Parke Company on removing the vines for you. Removing vines without proper knowledge or background can often damage the tree and put you in harm’s way.
Top three reasons not to remove vines yourself from your trees:
- Cambium Cell Layer — It has the word “cell” in the name, so it is obvious how important this layer is. Removing vines yourself could damage the tree’s cambium cell layer causing permanent damage. The cambium produces new bark and wood throughout the year. If damaged when uprooting vines, it could potentially damage the growth of the tree.
- Roots Merge — The cellular tissue of the vines can merge with the tree. Cutting the vines would not completely remove the plant, as the root would still be intact. Therefore, the vines would just keep growing back to much of your annoyance.
- Safety – If you remove vines/ivy yourself, you can potentially bring pull down dead branches, bird’s nest or even a hornet’s nest. To avoid these unsafe circumstances, the best bet is to call the Parke Company.
Removing the vines from your trees yourself might seem like an easy and “cheap” thing to do; however, it’s not a long-term solution for your tree, nor is it a safe procedure. Make sure you use an expert who understands the type of tree you are working with, how the vine is growing on it and how to remove it safely with no permanent damage to the tree. For more information about vine removal or questions about the Parke Company, call (615) 405-6548.