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Lincoln, MA

October 1, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9292504

It's important to remember that poison ivy berries are a very important migratory bird food. I leave it in areas where people don't go. It means weeding bird planted seedlings out of garden areas but worth it for the value it adds to the habitat.


Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9293008

I would never attempt to remove it all from a natural area, but I did occasionally remove it from the edges of our most-traveled hiking trails at a camp I worked at. There were still plenty of plants in less-traveled areas to feed the birds.

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