Several of the pine trees in the back of the yard are starting to die off due to a combination of creeping ivy and blight, or so I ponder. Last year I noticed the pines weren’t in the best shape but only got around to cleaning the vines out in the fall. This year we’re getting a jump start and cleaning up the dead limbs and the lowest branches to hopefully rejuvenate growth as well as cut down on ticks.
I’ll have to get the limbs quartered to 3 feet for pick-up but already see how this gains us a little more yard space. I wonder what I could possibly grow under the pines next year… I’m addicted.