We have the worst
Exactly what I was thinking.
My son loves goats.
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Smothering sounds brilliant! I think I'm going to try that in the areas where there aren't any desirable plants intermingled with the poison ivy.
Unfortunately, we're in a semi-rural area and goats, chickens, etc are permitted, as long as you don't tick off the neighbors too much!
And, sadly, I am the owner of two very nice teens, but they flat out refuse to do this. (One has numerous skin allergies, so he's off the hook, and I can't ask the other one to do what I won't do!)
You think I could make this a youth group fundraiser?
Here's a method I found online (about.com). It's not toxic.
"....One organic method used to get rid of poison ivy is to pull it out by the roots. The roots must be disposed of; do not burn! Inhaling fumes from burning poison ivy causes far greater health problems than just the rash caused by skin contact. Another natural method is to get rid of poison ivy by smothering it. Smothering entails cutting it back close to the ground, then placing newspapers, cardboard, old carpeting, tarps, mulch or some other covering on top of it. However, be aware that, even after you kill poison ivy plants, they remain toxic. So be careful in disposing of the roots of the dead vines after pulling back the smothering agent (even if you've waited for years). ..."
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