Nathaniel Swasey wrote:I work in the tree industry. Fairly new at it, but I've noticed that I can easily point out poison ivy after seeing so much of it (and getting completely covered in it). What I have noticed, however, is that when I go to a property with wild grape vines growing in the trees, I hardly see any poison ivy. In fact, I can't remember a location that had grape vine and poison ivy growing in large amounts. I asked my co-workers if they recall grape vines and poison ivy growing together, they cannot recall.
I think the question is significant. Is it possible that grape vines and poison ivy share a common nutrient that they compete over?
Has anyone else noticed this?
Angus Macaulay wrote:Hi, new to the forum and looking for some advice wrt my two apple trees. We just moved and on our yard are two very overgrown/ poorly kept apple trees. One has very much out competed the other. There is still a lot of clean up to do on both trees and I'm still learning about appropriate care. The big concern I have is in the pictures attached. The smaller tree which is being out competed has a few large wounds. I took off some dead branches that haven't seen much sunlight and there seems to be some healthy tree still there. I'm trying to determine if the smaller tree can be saved. If yes, then I'll take some more drastic action towards the bigger tree that is over growing it. If not, the smaller one will come out and we will be sad.
We are striking out with local arborists consultations (understandable with the covid) but would like to get a better idea of what we are dealing with.
Would greatly appreciate any advice.
Justin Gerardot wrote:Here in Michigan nurseries have been deemed nonessential, yet liquor stores and marijuana shops are still open. I would like it if steps were being made to encourage gardening. I guess they want people to continue to strain the grocery stores and supply chains. I guess you can see what brings in the most taxes.
Anyways, the info in this thread will be helpful for potential gardeners.
I think I will start extra veggies and try to give them away.
Sorry if I got too political for you.