Poison Oak Plants
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cutting poison oak vines

Anonymous added on June 10, 2015 | Answered

How long after cutting poison oak vines at base of tree is it safe to pull out of tree and burn, if ever?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 10, 2015

The poison remains active even after the plant is dead. If you're looking to get rid of poison ivy (or oak), treat with herbicide first (to kill the roots) then, wearing gloves, hand pull dead plant material and dispose of it. Do not burn it, however, as the poison can be breathed in and will result in a nasty rash. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/poison-ivy-control.htm

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