Reach

Whoa! Make sure the five foot long branches of poison ivy coming off the vine twirled up this old pine don’t get ya!
This is one of the best examples of the vine form of Toxicodendron radicans I’ve ever seen. It’s wild and wooly and has a hell of a wingspan. It would be easy to assume that these are just sprouts from the tree, but no sir, they ain’t.

2 Responses to “Reach”


  1. 1 babsje December 31, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Very good PSA post. Once. I mistakenly assumed it to be kudzu and spent hours removing the vines to save the host trees from being strangled. The ensuing rash and weeks of profoundly painful itching showed me the error of my ways. Very useful post. Best, Babsje

  2. 2 alaspooryorick December 31, 2019 at 10:30 am

    smoke from burning poison ivy also transmits rash. can affect lungs.
    fast grower, my sister had bushes of it in Oregon.


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