My neighbor is having a modesto ash trimmed. It's been attacked by a vine for
years. The workmen say the vine is "wisteria ivy" but it doesn't look like
anything I can find on Google Images.
Any guesses? Images at http://postimg.org/gallery/6r9zrvgq/b1a87092/
Is this the right group for this question or is there a "tree" group that this
should be posted.
Not "wisteria ivy" but merely wisteria. From the photos, I guess the
vine might be 10-15 years old. Soon, it will kill the ash tree.
I saw a wisteria almost kill an Italian cypress near my house. The tree
was saved two years ago by cutting the vine at the ground, but the vine
had so entwined the cypress that the dead shoots remain two years later.
See <http://www.sierramadrenews.net/?page_id%9 , which describes how a
wisteria vine planted in 1894 caused a house to be destroyed less than
40 years later.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
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