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    Fun thread to watch.
    Darn shame I can roll around in the stuff and not get an itch.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the pic. Where is it sold, usually? Drugstore?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I'll have to check out that Technu stuff. The poison ivy in my yard has grown up and into some azaleas I'd like to keep, so I'm not sure spraying is an option.
    I use a piece of cardboard as a shield to protect other plants when I'm spraying. Going leaf by leaf, it's a little tedious, but it gets the job done, without collateral damage. Also, remember, you don't have to spray every single leaf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I use a piece of cardboard as a shield to protect other plants when I'm spraying. Going leaf by leaf, it's a little tedious, but it gets the job done, without collateral damage. Also, remember, you don't have to spray every single leaf.
    I do have some spray, I'll give that a shot too. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Fun thread to watch.
    Darn shame I can roll around in the stuff and not get an itch.
    Why don't you come visit then? I have some vines for you to pull while you're here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Awesome. Thanks for the pic. Where is it sold, usually? Drugstore?
    Yes, I bought mine either at a Rite Aid or CVS, I don't remember which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Yes, I bought mine either at a Rite Aid or CVS, I don't remember which.
    I'll go look for it today! Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I'll have to check out that Technu stuff. The poison ivy in my yard has grown up and into some azaleas I'd like to keep, so I'm not sure spraying is an option...
    If there's not too many individual vines, cut the base and treat the stump with an undiluted herbicide made for PI.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Fun thread to watch.
    Darn shame I can roll around in the stuff and not get an itch.
    Me too, ain't it great? I've been know to wade into large heavily grown patches with a brush blade equipped weed eater and have at it. Think splatter everywhere. How many of you break out just thinking about doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    If there's not too many individual vines, cut the base and treat the stump with an undiluted herbicide made for PI.



    Me too, ain't it great? I've been know to wade into large heavily grown patches with a brush blade equipped weed eater and have at it. Think splatter everywhere.
    You should come hire yourselves out in this area. You'd make a small fortune clearing PI, just put out an ad and you'd get a lot of calls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Fun thread to watch.
    Darn shame I can roll around in the stuff and not get an itch.
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post



    Me too, ain't it great? I've been know to wade into large heavily grown patches with a brush blade equipped weed eater and have at it. Think splatter everywhere. How many of you break out just thinking about doing that?
    Me too until about age 35. Spent my childhood and young adulthood roaming through the GA/FL/AL and AZ woods, through thick brush, never even knew there was any need to watch for the stuff. All I watched for were venomous snakes, of which there were plenty.

    Then after a hike and swim in West Clear Creek AZ, I found out all about the stuff, with a lesson never forgotten. In recent years, after having had it several times, I have done a fine job of avoiding the stuff. I guess I have become pretty expert at spotting it. Discovering the fuzzy vine was a major step forward. Around here, that vine may be your best warning. Small or fat, slightly fuzzy or like a woolly worm, it will go up the side of many trees that I was planing on hanging from, with no leaves of 3 anywhere in sight. But if you look real close at the tree's leaves, often hanging right at face level, there they are. Lot's of leaves of three blended in with the tree leaves, looking just like the tree's leaves at first or even 2nd glance. Look close enough ( but not TOO close! ) and you will be able to trace those leaves back to the vine rather than the tree. And they ( leaves and wooly vine ) are out to get me. But I am probably about 20 years without an out break now, and I routinely hike off trail. The last PI rash was while helping with trail maintenance at my main hiking park after ice storm damage. I did not know about the vines then. I'm so glad I learned about them!

    Much tougher to identify is poison Sumac, but I think also much less common.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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