Poison Ivy Pretending to Be a Tree

poison ivy tree growth

Another example of poison ivy revealing itself in fall.

When poison ivy climbs a tree, it often sends out long horizontal branches that can be mistaken for the tree itself. But because poison ivy often turns color before the host tree, it is suddenly revealed, as in this case.

Of course, when people cut down a tree and mistake the poison ivy branches for harmless tree branches, big trouble can follow. So when you see a partly colored fall tree, take a closer look.