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poison ivy graphic

Here is a nifty poison ivy graphic from the folks at GreenPal. It is a VERY tall graphic that you can print out and stick on the wall. It is full of good info about all phases of the poison ivy, oak, sumac world.

July 18, 2017 - 11:19am
goat eating poison ivy

This is an odd story for sure. 

We approve strongly of using goats to control poison ivy since it doesn't hurt the goats a bit, is safer than herbicides, and safer than having people tear it out.

TAGS: goats, union
July 10, 2017 - 7:52pm
The Itchy Project

The ITCHY Project: Poison Ivy Education and Research: The Jelesko laboratory at Virginia Tech is the only academic research lab devoted to Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac research. The Jelesko lab recently launched the Investigating Toxicodendron Change and Habitat for Years (ITCHY) Project to educate the public about poison ivy science (both what is known and still unknown).

July 6, 2017 - 2:02pm

In this 20-second video you can see where visitors to this website come from, at least on June 20. It does change as the season rolls along.

June 28, 2017 - 12:54pm
poison ivy house attack

Umar Mycka, that legendary poison ivy warrior, sent me the photo of a massive poison vine creeping up a house.

There are so many reasons you don't want this kind of thing going on. Let me count the ways:

TAGS: house
June 20, 2017 - 2:38pm
poison ivy books by Anita Sanchez

As a poison ivy nerd, I figure I have heard most of what there is to say about poison ivy. But when I picked up the newest book by Anita Sanchez, "In Praise of Poison Ivy," I was totally mind boggled.

TAGS: books, history
June 15, 2017 - 2:58pm
goat eating poison ivy

We have a new poison ivy control service listed: our first goat-powered service. Goats (and other farm animals) can eat all the poison ivy they want with no ill effects.

TAGS: goats
June 6, 2017 - 10:35am
tall poison ivy

Poison ivy is a vine. It runs along the ground and climbs on trees and buildings. So here we see a plant with stalks over six feet tall. So can this be poison ivy?

May 30, 2017 - 11:20pm
spring differences in poison ivy leaves

Here we have a good example of how different poison ivy leaves can appear, from the first leaves of spring.

Notice how the top "leaves of three" is a typical set of three, all pointed, about the same size.

TAGS: spring
May 11, 2017 - 12:12pm
Poison Oak in California

The CBS station in San Francisco reports that the heavy rains have produced an explosion of poison oak; certainly a less welcome result than the wildflower superblooms in the deserts.

April 13, 2017 - 9:58pm

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