Ivy, and I don't want it
We are in negotiations toward buying a house.
The previous owner either cultivated climbing ivy, or else simply neglected to control it.
Are there ANY benefits to be realized by letting ivy have its way with your home, and trees?
How would one treat ivy to kill it?
There is also some poison oak and poison ivy in the mix, so I don't relish the idea of string trimmers or hand pruning/cutting.
The photo is representative of the situation along the front of the house and up & into a Hemlock tree at the corner of the house. Ivy on the house front has climbed all the way to the gutters in a few spots.