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Apr 21st, 2018 at 3:47pm
 
Can anyone tell me how long poison ivy stays toxic after being cut? A friend dropped off several large pces of mulberry with PI vines attached and before I cut in to bowl blanks Id like to know what Im getting into. Some friend eh?
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Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2018 at 5:12pm
 
Forever, dead dry leaves and stems will hold the toxic oils even after a few winters.

And don't burn it either, the oil can become a toxic smoke.

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Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2018 at 6:39pm
 
I doubt that the allergen penetrates the bark of the tree on which it is growing.

If I wear gloves, even cloth ones, to pull off and dispose of the poison ivy vines, and then wash the gloves, I don't seem to get a rash.  Of course, if you wipe the sweat off your arm or brow with a gloved hand while doing the work, . . .
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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2018 at 7:32pm
 
People are either allergic to PI or not. Which are you?
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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2018 at 10:47pm
 
Not!!! Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Reply #5 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 10:10am
 
Not,  either.

I used to pull it up out of the gardens and have sawed quite a few trees with the vines wrapped on them.

Over the last 50 years or so, I have begun to very slightly react to it in large doses.


Heck, i have worse reactions to the prescription drugs I'm supposed to take! Shocked
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Reply #6 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 11:35am
 
I can remember one summer camp in Boy Scouts where late one night I threw my sleeping bag on the ground to sleep under the stars.  I had found a spot that looked nice an comfortable.  Woke up the next morning to be told I was sleeping in a batch of poison ivy.  That was when I first realized that I was immune to it.  Now my wife on the other hand is completely different.
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Reply #7 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 11:44am
 
If you ever come in contact with poison ivy in the wild, look around for a flowering plant that has pulpy green stalks and the flowers look like pouches.

It is called Jewel weed and has been known as the antidote for poison ivy. Crush the stems and stalks and rub the juice on the poison ivy and it neutralizes it.

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Reply #8 - Apr 22nd, 2018 at 1:19pm
 
Don't think you are permanently unaffected by something.  Our bodies change as we age and we can become allergic to something that did not bother us before.  We have all heard the saying that there are those that are allergic to cocobolo and those that will be,
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Reply #9 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 7:27am
 
Let me second Al's warning.  I used to be unaffected by poison oak so one summer I volunteered to help clear a couple of acres of it.  Bad move, now I am extremely sensitive. 

Don't ever burn it either, the smoke has sent many campers to the emergency room when their airways have swollen closed.

I expect that poison ivy, since they are very closely related, behaves about the same.
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Reply #10 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 7:55am
 
When poison ivy see me it uproots itself and runs towards me.  Sad

I tried the jewel weed before and it almost works for me and I know it helps other people better than it does me.

Teknu works well for me and for those interested it's paint thinner, liquid soap and skin lotion mixed in a bottle.

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Reply #11 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 10:54pm
 
Do what you will with PI.  It is an alkaloid in a oil base.  Simply wash it off with soap and water within an hour or two.  Worked as a grunt forester eyeball deep in it for 60 years and it put me in the hospital several times but not if I carried my bottle of Windex in the truck.  Just get the oil off!!
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Reply #12 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 5:01am
 
Robert is right about the oil, but if it has already "taken root" and started to itch, plantain has worked every time for me, but this year paint thinner and windex may be an easier solution. Bob, just peel off the vines - usually come off easy. I wouldn't cut it off.

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Plantain is found in yards everywhere and is another one of the poison ivy home remedies. This works for any type of itch relief. (Never use plants that have been sprayed with chemicals!)


PLANTAIN FOR POISON IVY- Plantain is another backyard cure to stop itching. It's a weed that is found in yards everywhere. Use the crushed leaves just as you would jewelweed. This plant is a great remedy for mosquito and spider bites also!

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Reply #13 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 11:26am
 
PI why I don't allow exotic woods in my shop. Too many South American woods are related.
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