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tapping maple with poison ivy

Posted by jeffsuzuki NY (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 18, 12 at 13:10

I'm in the process of clearing our "back 40" (more like 2.0, but who's counting) and found some very nice maple trees that I'd like to tap. Unfortunately, the most accessible has a poison ivy climber.

My question: As long as I don't do something stupid (i.e., tap the poison ivy), can I still tap the tree?

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RE: tapping maple with poison ivy

Jeff, Why dont you combat the ivy...and do the tree a favor? I dont know about the tap,im assuming you want to make syrup?

RE: tapping maple with poison ivy

Yes, of course.

But I'd spray or at least coat myself with Dawn Dishwashing liquid before I went into the battle with PI.

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