English ivy strangling Mukilteo trees | Letter

May 07, 2014

Editor, The Beacon:

Mukilteo's beautiful trees are a justifiable source of pleasure and pride. There is an area, however, where a number of beautiful old maples are likely to collapse and die through neglect.

The trees on the west side of the Speedway going down to the ferry are being strangled by English Ivy, and if the ivy is not clipped at the base of the tree trunks, they will die.  The lovely canopy that enhances that entry into our city is in jeopardy.

English Ivy might be regarded as a pretty plant, but if you Google it, you will see that it is considered noxious and invasive.

Over a period of several years, the Mukilteo Public Works Department has been asked to do the clipping, but it has not happened. It would be a preventable loss.

Helen Hustad,

Mukilteo

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