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Can anyone identify this plant??

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Eatonpcat, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    Now we need a nice picture of you next to your first posted picture of Mr PI. Can you identify this plant or this man?;lol Hope your healing and not itching too bad.
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  2. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Charly...The steroids seem to be drying it up fairly quick! Looks like I will be back to my normal ugly in a few days!;)
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  3. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Yikes just read the thread:mad: That chit is nasty, glad you got the appropriate attention and are healing.:cool:
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  4. charly

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    Glad to hear your doing OK. Who would ever think a plant could cause so much trouble.
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  5. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    long ago, before they knew better, my twin brothers camped out over the stone wall near the house in upstate n.y.. they used downed sumac for firewood. of course they were downwind eventually and really got messed up from the smoke. eyes shut, mucus membranes were all messed up. that was in the late 60's. they still have bad reactions to poison ivy. i never had a reaction growing up. using that past information, i did some weed wacking a few years back of weeded areas with shorts on and barefoot (ole country boy) and didn't worry about getting PI it never having it before and literally playing in it when i was young.....well, i got scratched by some brambles and apparently some of the sap got into the scratches it and that was the beginning of a new relationship. now, i just get the "weed be gone" or "poison ivy killer" and put it in the sprayer. too much of it down here in southern maryland to try and be selective. plus, it gets rid of a bunch of other undesirable weeds.
    be careful out there...

    cass
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  6. charly

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    I heard some where's that it takes repeated exposures and then your immune system finally reacts to the oil. I never got it as a kid, but once around it all the time on the line clearance crew, I started getting it. A woman told me her two brothers had a bet to eat poison Ivy, one wasn't allergic, the other brother wound up in the hospital.<>
  7. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    I know it's a little late, but found this sign on the beach and had to have it for the garage wall 100_3533.jpg
  8. ScotO

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    We did a dead 60' white oak yesterday that was COVERED in poison ivy! My buddy is the one who gave the estimate on the job while I was away at the beach, since he did the estimate HE'S the one who got to go up and top it, too.......I was careful when felling the trunk, I removed a section of the PI for the wedge and back cut, when I got the trunk on the ground I took a small hatchet and removed the bark behind the vine and pulled it all off, and took it down in the woods. I haven't broken out in a rash (yet, knock on wood), fingers crossed that I don't. He just texted me and said he is COVERED IN IT!! I told him to NEVER give an estimate on a tree with a vine on it until he is certain it is not poison ivy again! Can I use gasoline to remove the urushoil from my tools/saws or what should I use?

    poison ivy white oak.jpg
  9. charly

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    I'm thinking mineral spirits, only because every time I used any of the Technu products , I swear that's what one of the ingredients smelled like to me. Mineral spirits. Bet you could wipe your arms with it as well, I know it's not the best thing for your skin straight, but beats the rash. Another thing is to always wash with cold water and soap, warm water opens your pores and really lets the oil take hold. Feel sorry for your friend. You feel like you have the plague when your loaded up. Tell the homeowner to please remove the vine before you come to remove the tree. It will make it dangerous to climb;lol! My friend and I were climbing to clear off road primary lines and he wound up cutting a monster vine about 20 feet up with his hand saw, wouldn't you know it the other half of the vine he wasn't holding with gloves hit the inside of his arm with all the juices like a wet mop. An hour later he washed his arm but still wound up with a scar from the stuff about the size of a half dollar. Some nasty stuff. Silent but deadly!
  10. ScotO

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    He bid this job waaay too cheap. I would have charged a thousand bucks for the tree we did the other day if I had been the one bidding the job, and that would have been for dealing with that poison ivy!
  11. charly

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    I went partners with a friend doing tree work for a while. He would climb, then I would climb the next job. He use to way under bid jobs also. I got less work but got what the job was worth, not ripping anyone off. He use to say a little piece of the pie is better then no piece. That got old quick and we went our separate ways.
  12. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Scotty...Thanks buddy, you got me scratchin' again!LOL

    Hope you come out of the this Ivy free! ;)
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  13. charly

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    Scotty, I use to use one of these when I was on the DOT tree crew, we took down some big stuff and needed to control some large wood. Amazing what control you can have. Plus this lets you run your rope keeping the wood in motion, and slowly braking it. You never want to dead fall or just stop a load on a rope. That shock loads the rope and then it will fail down the road with a surprisingly light load, and you'd be scratching your head. Cool video! Some nice speed line work too.
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  14. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Leaves of 3, let them be.
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  15. ScotO

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    I think I am out of the woods, I must me immune to it. The other two guys that worked the job with me are COVERED in it, and I was the one who was ripping it off of the tree. Knock on wood, I didn't get any!
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  16. charly

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    Good for you Scotty. You have to be relieved! I don't wish that on anyone!
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  17. charly

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    I'll tell ya a quick poison Oak story. Working with a guy outside all day in the wind. I point out the poison Oak, about 20 feet away from where we would be working. My co-worker said he was highly allergic to it. Well it was windy with loose sand blowing around all day. The next day my co-worker walks into work. I took one look at him and honestly thought he had oil in a frying pan blow up and burn his hands and face! It was from the poison Oak, even though he didn't touch it, the sand blowing across the leaves and then contacting him must have been enough. His blisters were at least a 1/4 inch high. He was a mess. I never forgot that.
  18. ScotO

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    wow that is scary! I honestly cannot believe I didn't get it all over me. I was the one ripping it off of the tree, it splattered me in the face several times, it was all over my bare arms......not sure how I came out of it unscathed! I'm gonna split some of that wood up tonight, all the "outer" bark and wood will be taken to the woods and dumped, I'll keep the inner splits for the stack. My buddy ended up having to get a steroid shot, he told me he has PI on everything but his face and his you-know-what!
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  19. charly

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    Not good!
  20. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Scotty is a lucky dog...Lucky dog...Lucky dog!!
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  21. ScotO

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    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then, Eatonpcat!
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  22. charly

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    I guess the worst thing must be when people have inhaled the smoke from burning it. That could probably kill you being allergic.
  23. firefighterjake

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    Happened to a former Assistant Chief a few years back when we were doing a controlled burn of a field and there was some poison ivy along the stone wall . . . he is highly allergic and inhaled some of the smoke. Had to get medical treatment for it as it got into his throat and was quite bad . . . It was never to the point of being dangerous to his health . . . just he was mighty unhappy and quite miserable for a while.
  24. charly

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    A plant with authority;ex
  25. Thistle

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    I'm in the woods 3-4 days a month year-round in my spare time & first time in over 20 yrs....it got me too. Last Wednesday afternoon did some cleanup at sister's house a couple miles away in 100 degree sunshine..Moved her temp fence to placate her psycho neighbor (long story - neighbor paid to have land surveyed,and she's not even the owner,but her weirdo brother is),raked up some trash & junk in a 3 ft wide x 30 ft long strip in front of said fence on sister's property,there's poison ivy ALL over that area,plus a huge vine 5 ft north growing up the 6ft high chain link fence that's the border to Interstate 235 that goes through town.I was wearing long pants,boots & heavy gloves while working all around & ,hoeing/pulling/spraying that crap.


    Took a cold salt bath that evening,no problems.Thurs morning went over there & finished the cleanup.Late Friday sometime started itching all over forearms,lower legs pretty good.Looks like I have measles.Reminds me of shingles which I had for 4 weeks in March 2000 & I wouldnt wish THAT on my worst enemy!!! Its fine for several hours then starts itching like mad again.Grrrr..... I can see a slight improvement today finally though.That salt brine soak burned like hell when I rinsed it off earlier.Especially with those little blisters.Time for more calamine it looks like,what a pain in the ass...:rolleyes::confused:

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