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Hi folks!  Ive had these 2 vines spring up within a tree in my backyard, and I cant tell if its poison ivy.  And if it is, how can i get rid of it without damaging the tree?  

Im super new to gardening, so this is probably a rookie question... but I just cant tell from what Ive researched and i live with a sightly irrational fear of poison ivy ????.  Im hoping the experts can send me in the right direction.  any ideas?  thanks!!!

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,225

    GOOD AFTERNOON, NSGT, 

    FROM YOUR USE OF THE WORDS BACKYARD AND ROOKIE, I AM GUESSING THAT YOU LIVE IN NORTH AMERICA.

    MOST PEOPLE ON THIS FORUM LIVE IN UK, SOME ON THE MAINLAND OF CONTINENTAL EUROPE AND A FEW IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

    HERE IN UK WE DO NOT HAVE POISON IVY (ONE IMPORT FROM THE STATES THAT WE HAVE MANAGED TO AVOID SO FAR), BUT PERHAPS SOMEBODY FROM YOUR SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC WILL COME ALONG AND HELP YOU WITH YOUR QUESTION.

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  • Ah- good guess!  I do live in the US- Massachusetts :)

    You are lucky to be free of it... its no fun at all and pops up everywhere!  Lol a good import to avoid as long as you can

    If anyone has any insight, please let me know.  Thanks for the help!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,808

    Looks more like Bindweed to me ; I googled it and apparently an introduced weed in cereal crops in the 18th century to North America .

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,676

    It is not Poison ivy.

    Do have a look at this excellent link..

    http://grandpacliff.com/Plants/PoisonIvy.htm

    Looks like  Solanum dulcamara.

    Quote wiki..."also known as bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, bitter nightshade, blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis,[3]<span style="color: #222222; font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-deco

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thanks for the links.  It looks very much like the bittersweet nightshade, without the berries.   Seems to be just as poisonous/rash inducing so prob same treatment as poison ivy.  

    Any advice on how to remove it?  I am hesitant to use any herbicide as I don't want to damage the tree, but I don't know that I can pull that out cleanly as its under the lower branches and tangled up in the tree.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,798

    We have herbicide here in a gel form that you can dab onto the leaves of plants and then leave it to take effect and die.  That wouldn't harm your tree. 

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