That's interesting. Two of us brothers were immune, and 2 were not.Yikes I've never experienced poison ivy, but have experienced poison oak, growing up in california, way too many times. I swear I can just walk near it, and I'm covered head to toe. I remember having to go in to get shots to dry it up when I was a kid.
Any chance of renting some goats from a local and let them clear it for you?Its been a month or so since I worked on the corral. So this afternoon I checked out the area where I'd cleared all the brush out, getting the plan back in my mind as to what needs to be done.
This is what happened in the last month... Almost every leaf in the photo is poison ivy! There is a carpet of pi about 30ftx50ft and about a foot deep covering the whole area.
I'll have to dig out a long sleeve shirt/pants, old work gloves and a face shield. Then tackle it with a weed eater. When there is this much poison ivy I won't even attempt to wash the clothes or bring them in the house, they go in a trash bag.
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No chance for goats...Any chance of renting some goats from a local and let them clear it for you?
This is a good video on identifying poison ivy etc .
Good for me.No chance for goats...
Good Video on identifying poison ivy? You're kidding right?
He talks about urushiol for 3:40 then spends the next 4 minutes giving a basic botany lesson on general leaf structure in the plant kingdom... From the start 7 minutes and 50 seconds pass before he says one thing that could help anyone identify poison ivy.
Then he only spends about 20 seconds on PI before moving on to poison oak.
Not up to it tonight but if I think of it tomorrow I'll find a good video on PI. In the mean time, "Leaves of 3, let it be"!
You didn't offend me and I am glad it didn't offend you.I didn't mean to offend... I actually thought you were playing a joke, sort of. I was expecting a video on PI... and only PI.
But yes, by all means, basic botany is a great foundation for really learning about plants. And I really disliked having to learn it, tried to avoid it for years. But at the end of the day it's the only way to put all plant life together in a sensible fashion.
Here is a good crash course book... its actually a lot more useful than it appears. I find it to be a handy reference book. I don't use it often but it has in-depth material when I need it.
Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel - The Patterns Method of Plant Identification... An Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families of North America.
As another mentioned, I would recommend a weed killer. If you use a weed eater, they're going to come right back.I'll have to dig out a long sleeve shirt/pants, old work gloves and a face shield. Then tackle it with a weed eater. When there is this much poison ivy I won't even attempt to wash the clothes or bring them in the house, they go in a trash bag.
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@Peanut , you seem very knowledgeable on plants. I see this one everyday at work. Two bushes frame the entrance of my workplace.
I always wondered what they were. The plant has a look to it that looks plasticky. It often makes me think of fake Christmas trees. And in comparison to a lot of plants, trees, bushes, foliage, I see here, this one looks a little out of place.
So, I'm just curious. Do you know what it is?
Once I repair the corral and fencing in that area I'm going to open it to cattle... they will trample any PI that tries to come back.As another mentioned, I would recommend a weed killer. If you use a weed eater, they're going to come right back.