Climing vines - Knowledgebase Question

Detroit, Mi
Question by mpearson1
July 22, 2009
How do I get rid of climbing vines on a mason brick building that have been there for years.

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2009


Some vines leave behind "feet" (anchors) that will be hard to remove. You can pry these with a putty knife. You also can use laundry detergent and a stiff brush right after pulling the vines off. If the feet are left alone for a year or 2, they may dry up and disappear. I'm afraid only elbow grease, a stiff brush and a lot of patience are the only sure ways of completely removing the debris from the bricks.

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