select vines (no ivy please!) on both alive and dead tree trunks. In your case, keep in mind that the extra weight of the vine, once mature, will speed up the process of your dead tree trunk for collapsing. Also, the extra moisture under the foliage of the vine will speed up the rot of the dead trunk
good idea to plant vine to climb up our trees in back yard to give color
love the idea of adding flowing vines to dead tree trunk!
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When blessed with mature trees, we can take advantage of the trunks to support a few choice vining plants, like this very hardy climbing hydrangea
use dead trees to support vines
choice vining plants, like this very hardy climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris). Ivy should not be considered — it is invasive and too vigorous.Also, if there are any dead trees that must be cut down, it is a good idea to leave 6 feet or more of the trunk standing. Trunks make perfect supports for