1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Would you, or wouldnt you?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Blue Vomit, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Messages:
    663
    Loc:
    eastern PA
    The Pros:
    about 40 foot of standing dead primo black locust
    straight, no bends, almost no bark
    similar tree next to it measured about 15% on the MM http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/excellent-small-score.91139/
    back the truck right up to it
    about 2 miles from home

    The Cons:
    Im assuming that vine is poisen ivy
    that may be the biggest poisen ivy vine Ive seen in a long time
    I get poisen ivy, although not real bad
    the vine goes all the way up the 40 foot tree

    What say you?

    District%202-20121025-00104.jpg District%202-20121025-00105.jpg
    ScotO likes this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,228
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    you trying to say poison ivy might deter you ??
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,972
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    Take it....Just make sure any coats sweat-shirts are washed afterwards. I dont think thats PI.
    ScotO and Blue Vomit like this.
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,687
    Loc:
    Indiana
    Looks like PI to me. I'd pass.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,161
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    Cut it up and take a shower.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  6. Butcher

    Butcher Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    512
    Loc:
    N. central Ia.
    If that really is poisen ivy You should call the Guiness book of world records cuz I aint NEVER seen any that big. If you can get that vine pried offn that tree once its down I'ld say slap on some gloves and go for it!
    ditchrider and Blue Vomit like this.
  7. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Messages:
    663
    Loc:
    eastern PA
    yup, im a bit of a wood snob and this might just push me over the edge. Normally I wouldnt think twice about BL, but I would rather not be scratching myself silly for the next few weeks. The wife says I scratch myself enough without poisen ivy.
    ditchrider likes this.
  8. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,646
    Loc:
    Central Mass
    Buy some cheap gloves that you can throw away and get some technu, cut it, toss the gloves and take a shower scrubbing yourself with the technu, only drawback is the technu stinks.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  9. Fiziksgeek

    Fiziksgeek Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Loc:
    Oxford, CT
    Anyone else in your family have bad reactions with poison ivy? You're gonna have to cut that vine and pull it off the trunk. The oils are sure to get everywhere. I have no reaction, but my if my wife so much as walks near poison ivy, she starts to itch. So even if I c/s/s the wood, there is a high probability that she might put a log on two on the fire at some point....and then wonder how she got poison ivy in the middle of winter..
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  10. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    316
    Loc:
    Central Canada
    DO IT...DON'T THINK TWICE....YA KNOW YA WANNA OR YA WOULDN'T EVEN BE ASKING....IF ITS WORTH TAKING PICS OF ITS WORTH BURNING
    infinitymike and Blue Vomit like this.
  11. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    591
    Loc:
    rondout valley ny
    when i have serious poison ivy vines to deal with, i go the the thrift store and buy the cheepest used clothes i can find, usually less that $5 for pants and long sleeve shirt. some cotton or old used work gloves, i put vinyl gloves over the work gloves, rip off the poison ivy, take all the outerwear and throw them in the trash.

    i would not pass up sweet black locust score.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  12. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Messages:
    356
    Yes that's poison ivy. Cut the vine with an ax an pull off tree once its down. Wear long sleeves and gloves. Do not cut the vine with the chainsaw unless you want to spray it all over.
    I cut about 30 cherry trees down with poison ivy one had a vine even larger then the one you are looking at. See any white berries? They might be dried up now. But they are to be avoided as well. Good luck.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  13. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Loc:
    So IL
    I knew I dude that used to EAT poison ivy leaves swearing that it kept him immune. I dunno I don't have the nads to try it.

    Sent from my rooted and eclipse running X2--thanks nitro-- if im posting on here I'm probably supposed to be working! I can't help im addicted to HEARTH.COM!
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  14. wdenton

    wdenton Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Loc:
    MI
    I would also pass on the tree or wait until the dead of winter when the oils are not as active

    that is too big of a vine to not get any on you
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  15. FireBones

    FireBones Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    135
    Loc:
    Norfolk County Ontario
    Take it down! No matter what happens it will be a good story in the future :)
  16. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    3,785
    Loc:
    NNJ
    I would confirm that it is or is not Poison Ivy. Shouldn't be hard to confirm. Any leaves?
  17. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Cut and split that baby! Take your time and carefully remove the vine as soon as you drop the tree, that is some promo wood, worth the rash for a week or so IMHO.
    Taylor Sutherland and Blue Vomit like this.
  18. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Loc:
    So IL
    I have cut the vines and wrapped a chain to it and the truck to pull vines off trees before. Just make sure you are far enough away so any falling limbs that get pulled off too misses you. I have a long 1/2 " cable and a long Kevlar line for those purposes or when I need to add some influence while felling a leaner.

    Sent from my rooted and eclipse running X2--thanks nitro-- if im posting on here I'm probably supposed to be working! I can't help im addicted to HEARTH.COM!
  19. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,228
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    just call him a puss Scottyboy........that's what I'm thinking
    ScotO and Blue Vomit like this.
  20. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    392
    Loc:
    Southwestern PA
    I'd take it, I come across vines like this and am careful, I do get a little rash sometimes...get the BL every time...
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  21. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,195
    Loc:
    NE Ohio
    I like the idea of jusr pulling it off the standing tree with a truck. Cut the bottom with an axe wrap a chain and go for it! Too much good wood there to pass up.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  22. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,426
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    It's locust.
    Can't let a vine stop a big score on locust ;)
    ScotO and Blue Vomit like this.
  23. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,135
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  24. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,920
    Loc:
    southern ontario
    How sure are we this is poison ivy and not grape. Anything approaching that big at my place is grape.Someday I'll post a picture of my biggest grape, out by the gate. It's a good 6 inches or more in diameter.
    Blue Vomit likes this.
  25. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,215
    Loc:
    Soutwest VA
    I would get it done.
    Blue Vomit likes this.

Share This Page