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poison ivy utility pole

As we all observe, poison ivy LOVES to grow on roadsides. It gets lots of sun, not much competition, and birds love to sit on the wires and drop seeds there. So it is almost rare to NOT see poison ivy by a roadside in the eastern part of the United States.

July 25, 2021 - 1:12pm
skin rash from burning poison ivy

Hopefully you have heard the warnings to never burn poison ivy.

If not, this is what can happen. This unusually attractive young lady burned some weeds, not realizing they were poison ivy.

TAGS: burning, smoke
June 22, 2021 - 2:40pm
poison ivy rashes

The gentleman who is suffering with these awful rashes shared them with us so we can share with you – as a reminder of just how nasty a poison ivy rash can get.

TAGS: arms
June 3, 2021 - 11:57am
poison sumac with test wipe

This is a positive test for poison sumac!

Poison sumac is pretty rare and only grow in very wet areas, whereas poison ivy is everywhere and grows in wet, dry, sunny, shady, or any conditions.

May 27, 2021 - 12:21pm
Posted Sign with Poison Ivy

Why is it SO common to see poison ivy growing on the No Trespassing signs along country roads? Because roadsides are perfect poison ivy habitat. Poison ivy grows in the deep woods, but it prefers places with more light; roadsides have tons of light.

May 23, 2021 - 11:58am
log and thick poison ivy vine

This large tree fell across a trail and was chain sawed off by a helpful person.

But I wonder if they knew that the thick vine attached was poison ivy?

A chain saw will spew sap and wet sawdust right at the logger and could cause a great deal of grief for both logger and family!

May 9, 2021 - 12:09pm

Here is an interesting story sent in by a viewer. We are looking for input from veterinarians or from anybody who has anything to offer about the possible affect of poison ivy smoke on animals. It is widely reported by all the books on poison ivy that it doesn't affect animals, only people.

TAGS: animals, chickens
April 5, 2021 - 10:16pm
bent poison ivy

If you make your living by climbing on others, when they fall, you go down to.

These poison ivy vines were happily climbing this little tree, but when it fell it took them down too.

That's the life of a climbing vine.

TAGS: climbing, fallen
March 27, 2021 - 1:28pm
2021 Poison Ivy Conference

Here is a wonderful online event for those who are fascinated by poison ivy – or make a living getting rid of it – or have to work around it too often.

March 15, 2021 - 9:19pm