Poison Ivy removal

Asked June 29, 2020, 3:16 PM EDT

My partner tried to dig out our poison Ivy "very carefully" but still brushed a leaf and suffered a nasty outbreak on his skin. If I use Bayer Brush Killer with Triclopyr by CAREFULLY painting on leaves on a still, warm day, will it damage root systems of other trees and shrubs it may touch underground?...as the poison is absorbed? This product professes to kill Poison Ivy. But we do not want to stress or harm other beneficial plants or trees. Many thanks!

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

What you suggest is the safest and best way to deal with the problem. I am sorry to hear of the pain your partner received.