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poison ivy conference 2019

Umar Mycka is one of the few people around that knows more about poison ivy than the crazy folks behind THIS website.

February 11, 2019 - 8:29pm
poison ivy in ice

Normally you would not expect to see poison ivy growing out of icy swamp water.

But all these vines, from the big 2-incher to the tiny 1/4 incher are all poison ivy.

February 4, 2019 - 7:47pm
poison ivy winter tree

Here is a pretty scary image of a poison ivy vine "exploding" at the top of a dead tree.

When the vine can't find anything else to climb on it starts reaching in all directions, either for another climbing surface or for sun.

TAGS: monster, tree, winter
January 2, 2019 - 6:09pm
green products

The folks from Green+ products contacted us to let us know that their skin cream products are very helpful for poison ivy rash. 

December 13, 2018 - 1:50pm
maple tree and poison ivy color

I noticed this house recently with a spectacular maple tree in full color behind it. 

But then noticed the equally colorful leaves on a vine growing on a pine tree. And guess what?

TAGS: fall color
November 8, 2018 - 10:30am
poison ivy in a hedge

Here is yet another example of poison ivy exposing itself with fall color.

This hedge near our headquarters has had poison ivy growing up through it all summer, but we only noticed it when it turned bright color.

TAGS: hedges
October 31, 2018 - 5:43pm
Virginia Creeper in fall

Here is another example of how poison ivy's less harmful cousin, Virginia creeper, also turns colorful in the fall.

October 26, 2018 - 11:27am
poison ivy on roadside tree

Here is another example of poison ivy revealing itself with great fall color. However, for reasons known only to the poison ivy gods, while most of this ivy has turn bright red, a portion on the lower right has turned yellow, and some is still green.

TAGS: fall, roadside
October 19, 2018 - 9:43am
Virginia Creeper in fall

Be aware that Virginia creeper, the vine that often grows right along with poison ivy, also turns color in the fall. Both can be ground vines and both certainly climb.

October 9, 2018 - 5:10pm
fall poison ivy on fence

Here is yet another example of how poison ivy reveals itself in the fall. We have likely driven by this vine growing on a fence many times. But because the poison ivy turned such great yellow, orange, and red – we noticed it.

TAGS: fall, autumn, fence
October 2, 2018 - 5:10pm

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