Large Concentration of Poison Oak on new Public Path
Can anyone confirm this is Poison Oak? If so, who in authority can help eradicate it since it's along a new and potentially well-traveled family foot/bike path? Located East of Primrose off Barger, along the new Jessen multi-use path, along North side of path all the way to Beltline.
Yes, this appears to be poison oak.
The City of Eugene Parks and Natural Areas would be a good contact to reach out to trail managers if poison oak or other conditions are affecting trail access.
You can learn more about identifying poison oak, removing it if it is on your property, and treating symptoms of exposure from the OSU Extension resource Poison Oak Facts.
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