English ivy can climb 30 metres or more up tree trunks and branches. Once established, it is hard to control., because it grows roots from many points along its stems. It can smother, damage and kill trees and plants in your garden, by damaging the bark, preventing light getting to leaves, weakening the tree, and preventing other plants from germinating in the soil.
Ivy grows quickly and multiplies by seed, when carried off by wind and birds. Garden ivy spreads into neighbouring gardens and bushland, where it threatens native vegetation.
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