[NAFEX] Killing Poison Ivy Organically/elevation

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sun May 1 23:29:10 EDT 2005

FYI to readers: Pat & Ginda mentioned mountains; Muffy is in Sauk Co WI, 
Baraboo Hills area (not mountains); Tanis is in Columbia Co, south edge of 
the Central Sandbox, p.ivy grazed during earlier part of century and 
controlled with god-knows-what herbicides mid-century.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "bluestem_farm>
To: nafex
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Killing Poison Ivy Organically/elevation
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 03:18:18 GMT

I've seen p.i. on very dry sand, in oak barrens in and out of the shade, and 
I'm pretty sure that I've seen it in marshes, too.  I think around here it 
may be grazing that keeps it down.  Our farm was pastured fencerow to 
fencerow by cattle and then sheep before we bought it, in the woods and 
everywhere.  And we had virtually no p.i. when we bought it; now it is 
moving in and spreading (along with the autumn olive and other things) such 
that I've been threatening to get some highlander cattle.  Actually I want 
them for the brush control, but if they kept down the poisons that would be 

-- "tanis cuff"  wrote:
WI p.ivy doesn't mind cold winters, not much bothered by dry soil either.  I
don't recall seeing it on the driest sand, nor in marshes, otherwise "it's
everywhere".  Could elevation really be the limiting factor?  Seeds are
moved by birds; are they very strict about elevation?

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