how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy
Newbie gardener just moved into a 60s build house with quite an established garden. An elder tree we have is being strangled to death by ivy. I want to remove the ivy but it seems to contain at lest one nest (wren) and is visited by lots of other birds so maybe there are other nests there, too.
How can I remove the ivy and safeguard any nests there? Is now the worst time to remove it if there are nests there - would it be better to wait for the spring?
Thanks for your advice