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Devin Gray

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ok guys, its been a few weeks, Ive done a little bit of work out there in the woods, gotten some of it pulled. Time will tell if it did any good or not. Im wondering now, in an effort to impede its regrowth, if there are any other spreading plants (i.e. mint) that are vigorous enough to choke out the poison ivy.
4 years ago
Great info guys, not to mention a few horror stories. yikes! While, again, I dont believe Im TOO susceptible, I think Topher's zero tolerance is the route I will be taking. Time to suit up! Thanks for everything!
4 years ago
Another question regarding the vinegar, soap and salt. Would this have any negative impact on the trees in the area?
4 years ago
Is this still open? Or is it possible to buy all the products individually?
Thanks for all the swift replies folks! Very interesting about the native tolerance. I am part Native American and have also never had a serious reaction to the stuff, but never thought to put the two together! Even still though, with the little one and my wife Im not sure and would rather not risk having to find out.

Goats will definitely be coming, but not for at least a couple years, havent gotten the place fenced or anything yet.
4 years ago
I was planning on the cardboarding and mulching, thats where my mind went to first. Good thinking with the vinegar/soap water, Ill give that a try.
4 years ago
Hey guys, new the forum. Got a question about poison ivy. I know its a topic that has been brought up before, but I couldnt find a good answer for my particular situation so Im reaching out here.

We recently moved to a new house on a great small (< 1 acre) property. It is a wooded lot, the only one in the area so its like an oasis of trees, very nice. The problem is that growing amongst all these beautiful trees and other undergrowth is copius amounts of poison ivy, and possibly sumac and oak. The long term goal is to slowly transition this property into a small food forest, but even for the more immediate future, I would love for my son (now 2 yrs old) and dog/cats to be able to run around and explore this wonderful tiny forest.

What can I do to control the ivy/sumac/oak without hurting to much else in the immediate sense, with a long term goal of irradicating it completely during the food forest conversion?

Thanks for any help!
4 years ago