While Kudzu is the infamous “Vine that ate the South,” English Ivy is his nasty little brother. As the years tick by, Lakemoor Hills is suffering more and more from unchecked English Ivy growth on our beloved trees. This evergreen perennial vine can grow up to 90 feet with proper support. The vines smother and weigh down your tress. Oh and it is unsightly too.We encourage you to cut these vines to stop the growth and then maintain. It’s easy and rewarding work. Now is the time before spring foliage growth kicks in making some tree harder to access. I included a link from UT AG Extension for further info.
SPECIAL NOTE – DO NOT pull the vines from the tree. This will damage the bark creating other problems for the tree.
PERSONAL NOTE – I have been spending an hour here and there cutting even hiking into the woods around me cutting on other property. Simply cut at the bottom of the trunk separating the vine at the ground. I then pull the vine up from the ground leaving the vines on the tree alone. It takes a awhile for the vine to die on the tree…it eventually will and flake off. It’s tempting to pull even when dead but please don’t.
The site has been updated with resources and documents from the Traffic Safety Task Force. Here is an excerpt from Eric Zeanah earlier this week:
From: Eric Zeanah
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:39 PM
Just an update from Timberlake. If you drive Timberlake in both directions, you will see at least three home signs families have created. One is very creative out of wood. But what really pleased me is I stopped to visit with Marcia Finfer, who walks her three dogs on Timberlake daily. I asked if she had seen an improvement since we started our efforts and her response was an enthusiastic, “Absolutely!”. Below is the e-mail she sent back in January when I had open discussions with the street before we started. She is now extremely appreciative.
“I have three dogs, as you all know, and have almost been hit twice. Bernie also was run off the road while walking the mutts. It has been suggested that I take the dogs to a dog park for their walks so that drivers don’t have to slow down. Rumble strips will not stop the speed and assumed rights of drivers, and the strips might be quite annoying to neighbors who are close to the road.”
Let’s get the message posted. I am traveling the next two weeks but can be reached by e-mail. There has really been a difference on our street.
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Traffic Safety Links
We will hold the annual NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP DAY on March 28 from 9 – 12 AM. Volunteers will meet at the Lake Hills Church parking lot to receive their assignments and tools at 9 AM. The pink and green mailbox bows will also be available for purchase ($3) to adorn your street during Dogwood Art Festival. Pizza will be served at 11:30 in the church pavilion. If you have questions, call Kathy Proctor at 599-7783 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping make Lakemoor Hills beautiful!