Roadside Mess

roadside poison ivy

There is plenty of poison ivy by the side of roads throughout New England and in fact, all over the Eastern US. But this mess was a standout. The patch of ivy is about 8 feet deep and about 50 yards long. You could not possibly get to that utility pole without wading through the poison ivy. One reason for these roadside growths is that the birds eat the seeds and then sit on the wires and drop the seeds along the roads. The roadsides have lots of sun and become the perfect habitat for poison ivy.