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If you watched this old house this weekend you noticed that because of environmentalists you can't even kill the poison ivy on your own property any more. Are thay kidding? I'm not sure what state they are working in; Mass maybe; but it's probably coming to your state. I think I'll go dig up some lady slippers in protest.
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I think we will need more information before we all go into a tizzy over this info-fragment.
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On Nov 8, 11:16 am, snipped-for-privacy@smallboots.com wrote:

more info would be nice (missed the show) are we just supposed to grin & bear it (the Ivy) ?
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On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:31:43 -0800 (PST), "gnu / linux"

The severe lack of details makes me think the post was maybe not exactly truthful.
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wrote:

The source makes me think the same thing .......................
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On Mon, 08 Nov 2010 12:36:31 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@smallboots.com wrote:

I watched it -- the post is incomplete at best, untruthful at worst. Most people, in most places, can still remove poison ivy from their yards.
This particular house is on bank of the Charles River near Boston (so yes, Mass.) with a 100 or 200 foot zone from the river's edge that has very restrictred usage. This segment was with an "urban ecologist" about the native and non-native species and landscape planning. These particular people, with this particular property, can't remove the ivy from that particular section *right now*, but will need to submit a request to the conservation authority, and will likely be approved to do that (but not, for example, to rip out all vegetation and pave or plant a lawn to the river's edge).
But it's more fun to make outrageous claims, isn't it?
Josh
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On 11/8/2010 3:15 PM, Josh wrote:

The party of the perpetually upset.
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truth is if you are not denuding the area, there is nothing stopping you from doing property maintenance anywhere. PI is not wetland vegetation. Pulling up a few random vines will not result in a summons
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On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:49:27 -0800 (PST), gus2008

However, doing so or even saying it's okay to do so on national television is more likely to attract attention...
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snipped-for-privacy@smallboots.com wrote:

All you had to do was watch This Old House this past Sunday on PBS.
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LSMFT wrote:

This past SATURDAY I meant.
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On 11/8/2010 6:04 PM, LSMFT wrote:

An episode number would help- they don't run on the same day or in the same order in all areas. My local PBS stuffs them in around the edges, sometimes in apparently random order. I just tell the DVR to grab all new episodes, and every few months when I have a slow day, watch them in order. (FF'ing through the boring parts like the visits to interior designers and kitchen shops.)
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wrote:

Turns out the PARTICULAR house in the episode is on the banks of the Charles River, and they need a wetlands permit to do anything on that part of their property. That's nothing new, or worthy of mouth-breathing false outrage. Wetlands issues have been around for a very long time. It's a GOOD thing there are regulations to prevent people from intentionally or unintentionally damaging wetlands.
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Howzabout a midnight planting of several hundred PI plants on big-wig environmentalist's properties. Concentrate on their gardens, decorative flower beds close to the house, and around heavy traffic areas. Then, do stake-out and get photos of illegal immigrant gardners eradicating plants.
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I never watch. Haven't for many years. I quit watching when they stopped doing projects that real people might choose to do. Very few real people are willing to drop 500K or more into a renovation even if they are getting some comps.
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On 11/8/2010 6:55 PM, Colbyt wrote:

I mostly agree with you- that is why I don't bother to hunt it down real time any more. But even as 'this old mansion', they sometimes have interesting segments between the product plugs and SWMBO-bait decorating and kitchen segments. DVR is great for that- I can FF through the boring parts. Norm may be an expert machinist that happens to work in wood, but the stuff he does has little application to those of us without a cabinetry woodshop. OTOH, the segments with Tommy Silva showing how to reframe something or whatever are very good- he reminds me of some of the old coot master carpenters that used to work for my father. Crusty, but if you showed the right attitude, great teachers. I wish I could find somebody with half his skills (that worked cheap, of course) to hire around here, for the stuff I'll never get around to.
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As another poster noted, you're correct. What you omitted is that the house was by a waterway in a flood plain and the poison ivy was in what the local conservation commission calls a "buffer zone." Apparently you can remove invasives without permission but native species, even the horribly agressive wild grape and itching king, poison ivy are both untouchable within 100' of the river. How anyone would ever see me dribbling Roundup from a squeeze bottle in the late evening is beyond me, but those are apparently the rules - poison ivy must stay, at least near the waterway. As neat as I think it might me, you probably wouldn't catch me living along a river bank now that we're seeing 12" of rain in one day in my area. Gawd, if that had been snow we would still be digging.
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/house-project/show-descriptions/0,,20387317,00.html
Program #3005 Auburndale Project, Part 5 of 16 Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:30pm ET (check local listings)
Master carpenter Norm Abram meets homeowner Allison Sharma to review progress and see the new front entry and framed up kitchen. At the garage, he helps general contractor Tom Silva turn the flat roof into a pitched roof with the help of some prefabricated trusses. Kitchen designer Donna Venegas and homeowner Raveen Sharma review the layout of the new kitchen with the help of a paper mock-up. In the backyard, landscape contractor Roger Cook and urban ecologist Peter DelTredici [this is the segment about poison ivy - RG] show host Kevin O'Connor the native and non-native species taking over the flood plain. Norm and Tom review the layout for the new back deck and walkways and get to work setting 12 new footings to support them. Later, they frame up the floor of the new sunroom using engineered lumber.
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On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 22:07:48 -0500, "Robert Green"

I doubt regular Round Up would do much more than wilt the leaves. We have been using Brush B gone with spotty results but Garlon does a great job.
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Geez, when I removed poison ivy from our back yard I just put on some old clothes with long sleeve shirt, some gloves, and pulled it up.
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I'm sure your neighbors are used to seeing you dribbling. ;)
R
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