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IT'S IVY TIME!

English Ivy is harming your trees. It will kill a tree, given time. English Ivy can engulf your trees, blocking sunlight from leaves, weaken the bark. Its extra weight and mass can provide the extra push to bring down a tree in ice and wind storms. Once ivy is up in a tree, it creates toxic berries that birds quickly spread far and wide

This is a great time of year to kill ivy. Rescue a tree or two in your own yard. Encourage neighbors to do the same or offer to help. It needs to be done or we will lose our tall trees! Remember to take this simple step to keep ivy in check. Cut the vines at the tree base, no need to remove the vines. They'll wither and drop after a time. Use a glove to handle the vines, in case you have some Poison Ivy mixed into the tree hugging vines.

Help us Repopulate West Annapolis with Oak Trees

 

The oak census has been declining in our neighborhoods for decades.

Will you help bring back our oaks? We have buckets of acorns for you to plant, now is the best time, some just starting to sprout already.

To cover mortality, plant 6 for every tree you want, and guard/water the sprouts until they can make it on their own. You won't see fully mature trees, but the next generation will.

There are buckets of them, available now! Contact Kurt Riegel at kurt.riegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Directory of Residents. Handy for facilitating social interactions among neighbors. You must list yourself in order to obtain logon credentials to view our neighborhood directory of West Annapolis residents. List/revise your entry at any time using the form provided.


Listening to Our Trees, A Walking Tour of West Annapolis and Wardour, is posted here, by Elliot Abhau, Colby Rucker
and Ginny Vroblesky, Illustrations by Laurel Sprenger. You'll like it.



Protect Our Trees. English ivy can cause structural and health problems if it's allowed to climb tree trunks. Ivy traps leaves, debris and water and can cause stress and disease. Winter ice loads up to thousands of additional pounds and can fell trees. Cut vines at the tree base and leave them there to die/disappear. Pulling them down can harm the tree.

And "volcanoes" of tree mulch are harmful. Use nothing or "donuts" instead. Here's an excellent reference.


AA County Pedestrian/Bike Master Plan


Wardour/West Annapolis Marching Song
. Lyrics and music by Bill Douglas, arranged by Ellie Pline. Watch Video.


Generator Etiquette. Be careful, considerate, and generous if/when you operate a backup electricity generator.


Directory of Residents. Handy for facilitating social interactions among neighbors. You must list yourself in order to obtain logon credentials to view our neighborhood directory of West Annapolis residents. List/revise your entry at any time using the form provided.


Please send news, text and/or images, for posting on this web site to Kurt Riegel.

  Last revised   July 10, 2022