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"Nancy B. Shipman" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:26:54 -0500
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Several years ago the wooded area behind my parents' house became over-run
by poison ivy.  We heard a tip on a radio program saying to sprinkle
powdered borax on the damp foliage.  It worked beautifully!

I don't know what borax does to the environment.  It took only one
treatment to kill the poison ivy.  We applied it carefully, and only to the
poison ivy.

Nancy Shipman

At 02:39 PM 2/23/2009 -0500, you wrote:
>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
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