JohnB
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Is this Poison Ivy?

My neighbor has various types of ivy growing in his yard. Some of it has migrated into my yard.

There is one on a tree that concerns me (see attached photo). Is this poison ivy?

Regards,
John
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Dillbert
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Re: Is this Poison Ivy?

yup.

JohnB
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Re: Is this Poison Ivy?

Youch. Thanks.

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Re: Is this Poison Ivy?

Looks like poison ivy to me.

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Re: Is this Poison Ivy?

as it's growing "on" a tree, you've got a root system supporting the vines that are climbing the tree.

here's one way to deal with it.....

using protective measures, clip / trim / cut off the leaves and cut the vine back to a manageable size but _not_ to the ground.

you may have saved, or you can get, from your local florist, those cute little plastic vials with a plastic cap - used for keeping cut stem roses / flowers "in water"

fill the vial with RoundUp, stick the end of a poison ivy vine through the cap and into the vial - let it suck up all the RoundUp it wants . . .



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