Wait until a soaking rain and pull out the ivy by hand. I have a pair
of leather garden gloves for such occasions. You can also cut the ivy
vines near the ground. A different method for poison ivy, though.
We don't know what kind of ivy, the OP didn't say. But most ivy can be
lopped off and pulled out by it's roots. However if any part of the root
remains it's very likely it will grow back. Poison ivy hates salt, so a
handful of rocksalt on the roots will usually do it in permanently without
harming nearby trees.
Why not just cut through the stems that go up the fruit trees? That is
the most simple solution. Severing to its roots will kill it. If the ivy
is on wild land it isn't doing much harm to anyone and is an evergreen
shelter for wildlife.
You won't easily kill it. The waxy coat one ivy seedlings allows them to
resist glyphosate pretty effectively.
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