Poison ivy question.

When is poison ivy not considered "dead"..iow...if you spray poison ivy with a weed/brush killer and the foliage is all brown and dead, is the irritant in poison ivy still a problem? Perry
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Yes, it is still a problem, the oils that cause the rash are still present in the plant material. Do not burn it! Remove it (with gloves) toss into a trashbag and bring it to the dump.
--
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

The irritating compound in PI, urishiol, is chemically quite stable. Volunteers exposed to 50-100 year old herbarium specimens developed the characteristic rash.
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0802.htm
Kay
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 4/16/07 10:42 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@hub.fern.com, "Kay

I'm itchy just thinking about it. C
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.