Hiking along, minding my own business. I came across a monster poison ivy vine going up a tree. This reminds me of the Tom Cruise version of the War of the Worlds. The “vines” in the movie were really carrying blood for the aliens…but anyway. Remember, this is not Grand Theft Auto. It’s for real!
Here is a poison ivy vine with leaves at the base. Notice the three leaf pattern to watch out for when in the woods. And of course, look for the weird vines in the trees!
oh,good to know,didnt know that huge vine was poison ivy
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Lovely to see how Mother nature drive her way trow. Lovely fotos
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Yikes!! – I had no idea it could grow like that!! Thanks for posting.
I hike in the wooded trails all the time with my hubby and dog. Very good to know. Thanks for sharing
Excellent! I feel itchy just looking at it . . .
I’ve actually always been immune to poison ivy. But I’ve read that it’s possible to lose one’s immunity–so I keep my distance from it.
Wow! Who knew they got that big. Down here Poison Ivy is everywhere but I have never seen it look like an out of control grape vine LOL.
and this is in the “jungles” of NJ! Makes a heck of a wine. Drunk and itchy are the results!
Drunk and Itchy…. great name for a band 🙂
Ah. I like it!
Count me in as one being allergic to the stuff. Can the vine strangle a tree?
I guess it is possible. But more often they become “part of” the tree and almost impossible to remove.
We’ve sawed a section out, then used a poison ivy killer or something like Roundup on the cut … and it has worked.
Good advice. I’ll try it next time. Thanks
… and the tree survived.
That is definitely an out of control vine! Thanks for sharing.
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