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Destructive Ivy

Ivy is a woody evergreen vine that can look beautiful on house walls and brick chimneys, if the right species was planted.

The thick, green texture gives your home a woodsy feel and can provide a canopy over a trellis or pergola.

The dark side to the wrong type of ivy are the ivy tendrils (a slender, whip-like or threadlike plant strand specialized to anchor and support vines) that can dig deep into wood and brick… it can actually grow through the brick and mortar, damaging your home and chimney.

It appears the ivy in the photo was removed only as high as the gardener could reach with a small ladder before the house was put on the market.

Once the dead ivy is removed, there may be extensive repairs.

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