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Keith Williams <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:03:22 -0500
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I vaguely recall reading something about it can be dug up and removed 
manually (actually, use gloves) but is very dependent on timing, when the 
plant is dormant.  The oil that is the irritant isn't produced all year 

The list of how not to remove poison ivy is probably much longer than the 
list of how to do it safely.  For sure, don't burn it!!!  I've personally 
seen the results on people and pets of burning poison ivy, when a friend did 
such on a big pile of brush, not realizing it has poison ivy amongst it.
Keith Williams
From: "Rick Speer" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 2:39 PM
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Subject: Poison ivy

> A co-worker of mine is looking for ways to eliminate a large patch of 
> poison
> ivy around her house and is looking for ideas that would not impact the
> ground water or the spring near her house from which they get their water.
> (I'm not sure what the current thinking is about the environmentaly impact
> of Roundup---but, she is reluctant to use that anyways.)
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Rick Speer