Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Beauty or Beast? English Ivy

English ivy has long been planted as a ground cover. On my morning drive to the Glenwood Community for a little exercise, I pass a 30-foot tree covered with English ivy with stems nearly two-inches wide. Some consider it beautiful. Others consider it beastly.

Patterson Clark’s “Urban Jungle” column in the Science Section of yesterday’s Washington Post in eight paragraphs presents the argument that English ivy is “Jekyll and Hyde”—and what to do about that. To read his “Urban Jungle” article, CLICK HERE.

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