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Ivy

Mark12345

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Hi all,
I recently cut down some old ivy, there were one or two reasonable looking pieces, I was wondering if they are fish safe, or if they are too soft and would rot away too quickly. If I can re-use great, otherwise another trip to the tip.
Are there any real no no's with wood in general as I have an old conifer, and magnolia that require some heavy pruning.
Thanks Mark
 

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I think it’s okay to use if it’s properly dead and dried out. I wouldn’t add it if it’s still got some sap. It will rot after about 6 months. Ivy.

Same with any other kind of wood, including Azalea root. I wouldn’t use conifer wood at all though. It’s best to strip the bark from all dead wood.
 
I cut some down maybe 18 months ago, kept outside I use it to add cover to the Robins nest box to deter the crows and magpies from predating the nest( it worked🙂) no sign of rot . It's been open to weather all the time, as l do with my collected oak ,hawthorn,,but undecided how it would be submerged
 
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