Umar Mycka, Poison Ivy Horticulturists, recommended concentrating on the most affected hedge. Their 5-man crew spent eight hours on the stretch of privet that is the outfield for the t-ball field, along Aubrey Avenue to the walkway leading to the back door of the park house. They removed a truckload of poison ivy and other long-established weeds that SABA has been unable to tackle because of the poison ivy.
It was remarkable to watch the crew at work. They traced and removed the roots of every poison ivy plant, and other weeds when possible. They also painted targeted herbicide on the roots that remained. The result, we hope, will be a largely poison ivy and weed free hedge for many years to come.